Lara Spencer apologizes on ‘GMA’ for Prince George ballet dance joke
Lara Spencer admits she “screwed up.”
The “Good Morning America” host has apologized again — this time, live on the air — for laughing last week while reporting that 6-year-old Prince George enjoys taking ballet classes.
“I screwed up. I did,” Spencer, 50, said on Monday’s show. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive. It was stupid, and I am deeply sorry.”
Spencer was widely criticized for her demeanor and remarks during a segment last week, when she reported that Prince George’s school curriculum includes ballet. “Prince William said, ‘George absolutely loves ballet.’ I have news for you, William. We’ll see how long that lasts,” Spencer, a mother of two, snipped at the time.
She initially apologized on Instagram.
On Monday’s show, Spencer said she since has spoken with “several members of the dance community” and has “learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.”
Spencer interviewed three professional dancers — Robbie Fairchild of “Cats,” Travis Wall of “So You Think You Can Dance?” and Fabrice Calmels of The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago — for a piece that aired Monday.
A number of professional male dancers, including Wall, had shared angry videos online in response to Spencer’s initial comments about ballet, saying she had “added fuel to the fire to a massive problem in this country, which is bullying.”
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