Prince George is gearing up for the school year at Thomas’s Battersea in London. He’s reportedly excited about his new curriculum, which is set to include weekly ballet lessons.
The little prince, who just turned 6 years old, was recently the topic of discussion on Good Morning America — and host Lara Spencer sparked a heated backlash for her reaction to his new interest.
“Details of George’s curriculum have been released, making us all really happy we don’t have to do homework anymore,” Lara said on GMA. “In addition to the usual first or second grade things like math, science, and history, the future king of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry, and ballet, among other things.”
The sound of giggles could be heard from the talk show set as the segment cut away to photos of Prince George.
“Prince William says George absolutely loves ballet,” Lara continued. “I have news for you, Prince William; we’ll see how long that lasts.”
Celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell and George Takai were quick to come to the royal family’s defense, not to mention the scores of viewers who took to social media to express their disappointment over the host’s comments, claiming they were a form of public bullying.
Lara has since issued a sincere apology on Instagram. “My deepest apologies for an insensitive comment I made during pop news on Thursday,” she wrote. “From ballet, which I took as a kid, to anything in life you wish to explore, I fully believe we should all pursue our passion. Go climb your mountain — and love every minute of it.”
See the GMA moment in question below.
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