Lewis Hamilton clarifies his supposed anti-vax Instagram post

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Lewis Hamilton recently came under fire for sharing a video of Bill Gates talking about vaccination with the caption “I remember when I told my first lie”.

Because of this video and caption, that was originally posted by Andrew Bachelor known as King Bach, Hamilton came under fire for allegedly spreading the anti-vax message.

However, Hamilton has since took down the Instagram Story in question and explained what he meant by it.

“I’ve noticed some comments on my earlier post around the coronavirus vaccine, and wanted to clarify my thoughts on it, as I understand why they might have been misinterpreted,” wrote the Briton.

“First, 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.”

Here at SilverArrows.Net we try to stay away from these kinds of gossip stories that have nothing to do with Formula 1, but in this case we believe it’s important to help Lewis’ message be heard, as the media is quick to get on his case, but not quick to publish retractions.

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