Video shows Lewis Hamilton taunting his nephew for wearing a dress 2 years ago

Video shows Lewis Hamilton taunting his nephew for wearing a dress

Lewis Hamilton has come in for criticism online over a video he shared on Instagram yesterday.

The clip, uploaded to his Instagram stories, shows Formula 1 driver Lewis appearing to mock his nephew for wearing a dress.

"I'm so sad right now, look at my nephew" he says, before turning the camera on the young boy, who is wearing a purple dress and holding a wand.

"Why are you wearing a princess dress?," he asks the boy in the clip.

"Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? Boys don't wear princess dresses!"

Many people online were upset by how Lewis spoke to his nephew.

Not everyone found it offensive, though - a number of fans defended Lewis', claiming it was simply 'banter'.

What do you reckon - a harmless joke or potentially damaging words?