“I regret to see that today Lewis Hamilton joined the camp of international fake news”– Lewis Hamilton receives criticism for supporting the LGBTQ+ people in Hungary.
Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel openly supported the LGBTQ+ community’s protest against the new law, which experts claim holds power to stigmatize the LGBTQ+ people in the country.
While Vettel dawned a pride t-shirt mask before the start of the race and wore the same theme mask on the podium, Hamilton, on his Instagram, went onto criticize the Hungarian government.
Sebastian Vettel wearing the rainbow flag at the #HungarianGP, in a country that recently voted anti-LGBTQ laws.
Mad respect. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/w9GfIG9VVc
— Fiona ‘Gráinne’ B. (@Grainne_Fiona) August 1, 2021
In response, a state leader Judit Varga, who holds the position of Justice Minister of Hungary on Sunday attacked Hamilton for his words against the recent move by the Hungarian government.
“I regret to see that today Lewis Hamilton joined the camp of international fake news producers by attacking our child protection law. The protection of Hungarian children remains the task of Hungarian parents and not of foreign racing drivers,” said Varga, according to HungarianFreePress.com.
“I myself learned the rule of the road from textbooks and not by following the media. Let me recommend Lewis Hamilton to read the Hungarian Child Protection Act before saying nonsense. Let the cobbler stick to his last and F1 driver to his race.”
“Good luck with the Hungaroring race!”
Lewis Hamilton wants to support Sebastian Vettel.
On Monday, Hamilton posted an Instagram story praising Vettel, in which he vowed to join his rival next time to show support for the LGBTQ+ struggles in Hungary but later deleted the story.
He re-posted the story with a different caption; the reason behind this move is unknown, but it seems like Hamilton wants to join Vettel in this movement, and we might witness a similar set of pre-race events in Spa at the end of this month.
Did he repost or is it fake? This is whats on his stories rn. pic.twitter.com/krzVXYM49f
— bia (@biacebo_) August 2, 2021