Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. So he should be celebrating his victory right now. But unfortunately, Hamilton is getting destroyed by a lot of people for what he did after the race—and it's definitely taking attention away from his win.
To celebrate his victory, Hamilton picked up a big bottle of champagne in the winner's circle and sprayed it into a hostess' face. It's actually something that he's done in the past after winning the Spanish Grand Prix:
And Hamilton was also on the receiving end of a champagne shower after his Spanish Grand Prix win:
But because the hostess did not look pleased when he started spraying the champagne, Hamilton has come under fire. There have been some people on Twitter who have called him out for doing it:
And a group called Object that regularly patrols sexism that takes place in the media has also called Hamilton out. Their chief executive Roz Hardie released a statement about the incident in question and said that Hamilton crossed the line when he cracked the champagne bottle open.
"The photographs appear to show that the woman is not just being splashed, but that the champagne is being very specifically directed into her face, which does not look like a voluntary piece of horseplay on her part," Hardie said. "If this is the case, we think Lewis Hamilton should apologize for his actions and think carefully about how he behaves in the future. For most people, it would be apparent that she is not enjoying it…It's unfortunate that a great victory has been marred by what appears to be selfish and inconsiderate behavior."
It's worth noting that there are plenty of people who don't think this was a big deal:
But as of right now, Hamilton is still catching some flack for what he did. What do you think about what happened?
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[via Daily Mail]