You Knew This Was Coming: Lara Spencer Apologized On Air About Laughing At Prince George Taking Ballet
Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer found out last week that laughing at a 6-year-old boy for taking ballet lessons isn’t something people are here for. And as Prince George quietly made a plan to imprison Lara’s living relatives when he becomes King and takes over America, many (including Debbie Allen, Chita Rivera, and Gene Kelly’s widow) defended male dancers, and so Lara pirouetted her ass into the damage control zone. And yes, Prince George would give that sad pirouette two thumbs down and off with ‘er ‘ead!
According to Mediaite:
ABC anchor Lara Spencer has apologized for making fun of Prince George taking ballet as part of his school curriculum.
Spencer laughed last week as she covered the news that the 6 year old heir to the English throne will take dance classes among other subjects in the coming year. The laughter was panned by those who accused Spencer of bullying the prince and mocking male dancers, so on Monday, she used a portion of Good Morning America to apologize.
“I screwed up. I did. The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry. I’ve spoken with several members of the dance community over the past few days. I have listened. I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.”
On top of that apology, GMA and Lara both went into stage 10 Save Our Asses mode with a segment where Lara spoke to three male dancers to learn that dancing isn’t just for girls.
You know the only person who is happy about this mess is Pat O’Brien. Lara famously took over Pat’s job at Inside Edition after messy e-mails came out where he talked shit about the show and said that middle-class viewers want to vomit while watching Lara pick out accessories during a segment. So you know he’s just enrolled in jazz, hip hop, and ballet classes so he can leap, jazz walk, and shimmy on over to the Good Morning America studios to say hello.