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    Following a storm of criticism from LGBT campaigners, the F1 star Lewis Hamilton chose to promptly delete a video, posted to his 5.7 million followers, in which he chastised his nephew for wearing a girlish dress.

    Although he shortly apologized for making an "inappropriate" comment, the Internet community was already ablaze, with users increasingly uploading images of Hamilton wearing the most extravagant clothes. Some explicitly stated the famed race car driver had better mind his own sense of style:

    One Twitterian has even spotted a picture of Hamilton wearing sequins, considered too feminine by many:

    The uploaded pictures have prompted a string of reactions, with some continuing to blame Hamilton for raising sensitive gender issues, others hailing his indispensable right to free speech:

    It all started with Hamilton’s recent footage, where he told off his little nephew, for wearing a princess dress he had asked for Christmas. The F1 driver advised the boy on which clothes it is appropriate for men to wear, thus triggering outrage within the LGBT community and their campaigners.

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