Hundreds of ballet dancers perform in Times Square about the American TV presenter's remarks about Prince George
Hundreds of ballet dancers performed outside the Good Morning America studio on Times Square to show support for Prince George after host Lara Spencer mocked the young royal spot for taking ballet classes.
Spencer apologized Live in the air on Monday after admitting the reaction to her comments she had ruined it & # 39; & # 39; and her response to the new curriculum of the young royal school & # 39; insensitive & # 39; and & # 39; stupid & # 39; called.
Afterwards, a crowd gathered outside the Good Morning America studio in New York and performed a series of pirouettes to support the #BoysDanceToo social media movement.
They were led by dancer Travis Wall, who had previously criticized Spencer for her comments and talked about the bullying he received as a young dance student.
Travis and two other dancers were interviewed by Spencer immediately after she had apologized.
Spencer, who laughed and suppressed giggling while talking about Prince George's dance lessons on Thursday, tried to improve it further by interviewing the three male dancers.
Good Morning America Host Lara Spencer apologized live in the air on Monday, pictured, after reacting to her comments mocked by Prince George for taking ballet classes
After her apology, hundreds of dancers gathered and performed outside the Good Morning America studio
Prior to Monday's segment, Spencer said: & # 39; I ruined it. I did. The remark I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid and I am very sorry.
& # 39; I have spoken with several members of the dance community in recent days, I have listened, I have learned about the courage that a young boy needs to pursue a career in dance and last night I sat down with three influential dancers who have lived it firsthand. & # 39;
She then spoke with three male dancers, Fabrice Calmels, Robbie Fairchild and Wall, in a pre-recorded segment.
They then led the ballet performance outside the GMA studio.
Photos of the event posted online show hundreds of people dancing on Times Square.
George & # 39; s ballet classes will be part of his curriculum at St Thomas & # 39; s School in Battersea, London, where he will take classes next year. George and his classmates receive a 35-minute ballet lesson accompanied by a live piano player
They told Spencer that they & # 39; wished people to be broad-minded and understand what others are doing & # 39 ;, and added: & # 39; More empathy would be nice. & # 39;
So You Think You Can Dance Travis Wall said: “Children should have the right to experience things without being bullied. Just let people follow their dream, whether it's dance, whatever it is. & # 39;
Lara called the experience & # 39; a real education & # 39; and added: & # 39; For me the lesson is that words hurt and it wasn't mine intention, but it was insensitive and I thank you all for giving me the opportunity to apologize to you personally and for you who sit here to talk to me and teach me and again, I am really sorry. & # 39;
After apologizing, Lara said: & # 39; So grateful for a very positive conversation and the opportunity to turn a negative into an educational moment. & # 39;
But for many viewers, the apology was not enough.
One wrote: & # 39; It's not about other people understanding boys dance. The point is that YOU understand. Sorry, but this apology is not enough. & # 39;
Others said her apology & # 39; fake & # 39; and & # 39; scripted & # 39; seemed and called it a PR apology.
So You Think You Can Dance star Mark Kanemura who worked with Lady Gaga on Instagram to remind all boys who want to dance that dancing is fun, liberating, empowering and incredibly amazing! & # 39;
He placed a video dance with a young dancer named Aaron Nelson, and wrote & # 39; BOYS DANCE TOO !!! & # 39;
He wrote: & # 39; In my youth I was often bullied because of dancing … I remember feeling so hurt and embarrassed that I began to doubt my existence and felt that I no longer wanted to live.
The professional dancers held a ballet class outside the GMA studio on Monday morning after their interview
Photos of the online publication show hundreds of people dancing in Times Square
So You Think You Can Dance Travis Wall, who led the show, said: & # 39; Children should have the right to experience things without being bullied & # 39;
The professional dancers accepted Lara & # 39; s apologies in the pre-recorded segment. They then held a dance class for hundreds of people in Times Square outside the GMA studio
Lara, on the far right, then tried to make up for it again by interviewing the three male artists, Fabrice Calmels, Robbie Fairchild and Travis Wall, from left to right.
& # 39; It is absolutely disturbing to hear adult adults … let alone shame and ridicule boys for dancing or wanting to dance.
& # 39; I hope to move forward, we can cultivate safe spaces for boys to explore their creativity through art! #BoysDanceToo. & # 39;
But some praise the GMA star for saying sorry.
One viewer wrote: & # 39; Thank you very much to Lara Spencer for the apology in the air and the fact that she chose to learn from that mistake by talking to male dancers who bring a lot of joy to a lot of other little ones guys who want to dance you've done the right thing. & # 39;
Performer Telly Leung wrote: & # 39; Brava, @LaraSpencer – and thanks for presenting these 3 beautiful role models in the dance community at @gma. This conversation will touch so many hearts and give courage to so many who just want to dance their hearts. & # 39;
In the Thursday segment, Lara had chuckled: & # 39; The future king of England will lay down the Play-Doh to engage in religious studies, computer programming poetry and ballet, among other things. & # 39;
After the audience burst out laughing, Lara stopped her own giggling as she added: & Prince William says that George absolutely loves ballet, I have news for you Prince William – we'll see how long that lasts. & # 39;
It led to a wave of criticism from celebrities such as choreographer Brian Friedman and the widow of Gene Kelly.
Viewers went to Twitter in the aftermath of Lara & # 39; s apology. For many it wasn't enough, but others praised her decision to say sorry for her comments about Prince George
Robbie Fairchild, left, is a Broadway star who plays the lead role in the big screen version of & # 39; Cats & # 39 ;. He said he accepted Lara Spencer's apology, right,
Spencer apologized for her comments on Instagram on Friday in a post in which she shared a photo of a mountain and said: & # 39; Go climb your mountain and enjoy every minute & # 39;
On Friday, Spencer posted an apology on Instagram and wrote: & # 39; My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made yesterday in pop news. From ballet to everything that people want to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.
& # 39; I fully believe that we must all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain and enjoy it every minute. & # 39;
George & # 39; s ballet classes will be part of his curriculum at St Thomas & # 39; s School in Battersea, London, where he will take classes next year. It costs £ 18,000 ($ 22,000) per year.
George and his classmates receive a 35-minute ballet lesson accompanied by a live piano player.
William previously revealed that George had inherited his love of dance from the late Princess Diana.
Last year Prince William said during the Teen Hero Awards of the BBC Radio 1: & George also does dance, he loves it. My mother always danced, loved to dance.
& # 39; If it is something you love, you do what you love and it is very important, don't let anyone else tell you. Keep it up. & # 39;
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