TV anchor apologises for making fun of Prince George for learning ballet after public outrage

first_imgTV anchor apologises for making fun of Prince George for learning ballet after public outrageGood Morning America host Lara Spencer recently poked fun at Prince George for learning ballet at school. She expressed regret over her comment after massive backlash.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 13:30 IST Journalist apologises for making fun of Prince George for learning ballet after public outrageLara Spencer, who is a TV anchor on Good Morning America, recently came under fire for making fun of Prince George over taking ballet lessons at school.During the broadcast of her show, Lara had apparently said, “In addition to the usual first- and 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,” encouraging laughter from the audience.I bloody love that Prince George is going to be doing ballet, it’s so endearing. Boys dance, and it makes them no less of a man. Really nothing to be laughed at @LaraSpencer @GMA #BoysDanceToo (@Chris_CPH) August 23, 2019In fact, after she poked fun at George, her co-host could also be heard giggling. She even used a picture of him laughing and said: “Oh he looks so happy about the ballet class.” She continued, “Prince William says Prince George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts.”After the GMA host received backlash for her insensitive comments, she took to her Instagram account to post an apology and expressed regret over her comment regarding the young prince.She wrote, “My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday. From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.”She added, “I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain-and love every minute of it.”The segment sparked massive outrage all over, with people criticising her over promoting toxic masculinity and criticising George for taking up ballet. One Twitter user wrote, “Just think about the young boys who may have seen this and could quit their passion at her expense.”This is what people are saying:come on @GMA @LaraSpencer #ballet4boys (@Rosie) August 23, 2019Ballet takes discipline, athleticism, passion, dedication, integrity, love, grace, team work… All reasons to celebrate someone wanting to join the sport @laraspencer @GMA, not mock it!Sierra Boggess (@sierraboggess) August 23, 2019watching @LaraSpencer publically shame a 6 yr old on @GMA for wanting to take ballet today really brought up a lot. shame. adding to society’s already toxic view of masculinity with your platform. keep dancing, lil George.ricky ubeda (@RickyUbeda11) August 23, [email protected] I don’t know what kind of toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes you’ve bought into, but do not project them onto young boys who want to dance. @GMAMALINDA (@missmalindakat) August 23, 2019A little boy named Patrick once took dance classes from his mother almost every day. He turned out to be a great human being, and one hell of a dancer. @LaraSpencer @GMA @ABCNetwork Nevins (@ScottNevins) August 23, 2019So disappointed and furious to hear @LaraSpencer making fun of a 6 year old boy for studying the art & discipline of ballet. @GMA I wouldn’t be on broadway without my training in ballet. Luplau (@reedluplau) August 23, 2019Hey Prince George, don’t let @LaraSpencer’s rude comments about ballet bother you. Real men dance. It’s cool, and chicks dig it.Also, some ballet dancers grow up to be #SpiderMan- right @TomHolland1996? Kaplan (@BrittanyLKaplan) August 23, 2019Prince George will soon be returning to St Thomas’s Battersea School next month.ALSO SEE | Elton John: Will protect Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from media intrusion that killed DianaALSO WATCH | FIFA World Cup: Prince William pays England squad a visitGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Prince George Nextlast_img read more

Loonie higher as US leaders reach agreement over budget spending cuts

Loonie higher as US leaders reach agreement over budget spending cuts by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 2, 2013 5:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar gained nearly a penny against the American dollar Wednesday as the U.S. avoided massive tax increases and spending cuts that had threatened a renewed recession south of the border.The loonie moved up 0.99 of a cent to 101.50 cents US.The U.S. deal, approved by the House of Representatives just before midnight Tuesday, left several issues unresolved and it was unclear how long markets would be lifted by the agreement.The bill that Congress approved allows for higher taxes on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples, a victory for President Barack Obama. Earnings above those amounts would be taxed at a rate of 39.6 per cent, up from 35 per cent. However, earners below that level, were spared an increase.The bill also delayed for two months $109 billion worth of across-the-board spending cuts set to start taking affect this week.Though fiscal cliff fears have eased, investors still have a host of issues to worry about — not least the prospect of more debates over unresolved longer-term U.S. budget issues.“The fiscal cliff pact has stock markets and commodities higher; oil is also much stronger,” said Rahim Madhavji, an analyst at Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange in a note.“The loonie is also higher as a result of the risk-on bias. The focus now shifts to the end of February where the next battle will be over raising the U.S. debt ceiling.”In commodities, oil prices rose with the February contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead $1.30 to US$93.12 a barrel.Gold prices picked up with the March bullion contract moving ahead $13 to US$1,688.80 an ounce. Copper prices for the March contract were up 8.4 cents to US$3.74 a pound. read more