Hamilton "only human" after deleting controversial vaccine conspiracy theory post
Lewis Hamilton has conceded to being "only human" after mistakenly appearing to criticise Bill Gates for lying over a Covid-19 vaccine.
The six-time F1 champion initially shared a video of Gates to his 18.3million Instagram followers, that was originally posted by internet personality King Bach [Andrew Bachelor], in which the Microsoft co-founder denies that any future vaccine being developed, via the aid of his Foundation, would contain a tracking device that would allow its recipients to be monitored.
Hamilton claims he failed to spot within the post a line from Bach that reads 'I remember when I told my first lie', along with a laughing emoji.
Hamilton's re-post sparked a backlash on social media, leading to the 35-year-old removing it from Instagram before then clarifying his position with a subsequent message on the channel.
"Hi guys. I’ve noticed some comments on my earlier post around the coronavirus vaccine, and want to clarify my thoughts on it, as I understand why they might have been misinterpreted," wrote Hamilton.
“Firstly, I hadn’t actually seen the comment attached so that is totally my fault and I have a lot of respect for the charity work Bill Gates does. I also want to be clear that I’m not against a vaccine and no doubt it will be important in the fight against coronavirus, and I’m hopeful for its development to help save lives.
“However after watching the video, I felt it showed that there is still a lot of uncertainty about the side effects most importantly and how it is going to be funded. I may not always get my posting right, I’m only human but I’m learning as we go. Sending you positivity."
Lewis stick to driving you are just brilliant at it, born to do it, a talent and drive many envy in any sport.
Lewis is such a nice guy. I genuinely do like him. But stay off the social media if it’s not about racing. That will be the legacy people truly care about.
Now if only he could admit his mistake for pushing BLM onto F1 fans and his fellow drivers.
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