'Good Morning America's' Lara Spencer apologizes for mocking Prince George's ballet classes

'Good Morning America's' Lara Spencer apologizes for mocking Prince George's ballet classes
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"Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer on Monday apologized for a joke about 6-year-old Prince George taking a ballet class that sparked considerable blowback.

“The comment I made about dance was stupid and insensitive and I am deeply sorry,” Spencer said on the ABC show. “I spoke with several members of the dance community over the last few days. I have listened. I have learned about the bravery that it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance. And last night, I sat down with three influential dancers who lived it firsthand.”

“I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance,” the veteran host added before stating that she hoped to “turn a negative into a teachable moment.”

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During Spencer's apology, the show aired a clip of Spencer speaking to male ballet dancers Robbie Fairchild, Fabrice Calmels and Travis Wall.

“The fact that you are able to be here and talk with us is really important,” Fairchild said to Spencer. "Because we are a community of love, and in order for us to move forward, we have to move forward together.”

Fairchild, Calmels and Wall all said they accepted Spencer's apology.

Outside of the show's Times Square studio on Monday, dancers demonstrated in response to Spencer's comments.

The firestorm began last Thursday when the "GMA" host made an offhanded comment regarding Prince George pursuing ballet that quickly went viral.

“Prince William said Prince George absolutely loves ballet," she said at the time. "I have news for you Prince William, we’ll see how long that lasts," she added with a laugh.

Spencer joined "Good Morning America" in 1999.