Lewis Hamilton deletes gun video after critics brand him insensitive

The video came days after an attempted attack on a Paris train by an armed man


by Emmeline Saunders |
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Lewis Hamilton, mate. Come on. What are you playing at? If it’s not the dubious suits, it’s the diamond stud earrings – and if it’s not them, it’s uploading dodgy videos to your Instagram without thinking through the context.

That’s exactly what happened this week when the Formula 1 star had to swiftly take down a clip of himself firing a gun at some targets.

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He can be seen wearing a black top and a backward baseball cap (sigh) aiming the semi-automatic weapon – thought to be an assault rifle – into a barren wasteland and firing at will.

Lewis deleted the footage after critics started pointing out how insensitive it was to upload a video of a live machine gun days after a gunman was arrested onboard a train in France.

The gunman was suspected of plotting a terrorist attack on the train but was foiled by a number of passengers who overpowered him.

Lewis himself claimed a friend of his uploaded the video to Instagram at the weekend, but quickly took it down when ordered to by Mercedes boss Niki Lauda.

“I went to the shooting range, shot some fun targets. It was a lot of fun,” he said of the controversy.

David and Brooklyn Beckham have a father-son social media love-in - and it's SO CUTE

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David and Brooklyn Beckham father son social media love in

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With all the family. How adorable.

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Brooklyn with his dad and two brothers. Can we get in on the hug too, Becks?

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David and Brooklyn often attend SoulCycle together.

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And then looking WELL slick together.

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Punting in Cambridge and sitting with each other on the same punt chin wagging. Cute.

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Late night crepes together, bonding at all times of day.

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And daytime father-son date, fishing! In matching hats. WE LOVE.

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Sharing the matching hats to their fans more.

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Taking a selfie for David's 40th birthday together.

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Like father, like son. The older Brooklyn gets the more these two look like twins.

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And with mum/wife Victoria at the Jay Z and Beyonce concert. Very modern family.

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Hat shopping and being cheeky together. You boys can come shopping with us one day too!

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Brooklyn shared this to his Instagram of him as a baby with his mum and dad for their anniversary this year. Aww.

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