‘Love is love,’ Hamilton tells LGBTI community after defiant F1 speech

F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton said during the Mercedes-Benz Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday that “Love is love” while speaking in support of the LGBTI community. It was this simple statement, however, that…

‘Love is love,’ Hamilton tells LGBTI community after defiant F1 speech

F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton said during the Mercedes-Benz Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday that “Love is love” while speaking in support of the LGBTI community. It was this simple statement, however, that set the crowd of athletes and celebrities’ hearts racing.

“Love is love. Respect all people,” Hamilton said.

The comments came after he was asked to comment on the disparity between the number of gay athletes and non-gay athletes who are open about their sexuality. This is due to the fact that F1 has a zero-tolerance policy against that in-house. Hamilton, however, was extremely vocal about the subject and it even got him in trouble a few months back during the Formula E race. This time, he just got applause and not a very angry fan base.

It was called out in 2018 for being “a little bit homophobic,” but Hamilton stopped it there. This year, male motor racing champion Lance Stroll lost his job with Williams after calling a female reporter a “whore” and many are still upset. Most of Hamilton’s comments have been well received, so it’s clear the fans like the messages he’s sending. Perhaps we’ll see the rest of the Formula 1 community follow the 33-year-old’s lead.

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