Jul.30 - Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have taken a clear stance against Hungary's so-called "anti-LGBT laws".

As they made their first public appearances at the Hungaroring on Thursday, the multiple world champions made clear they are opposed to Hungary's outlawing of LGBT promotion aimed towards children, which passed through parliament in June.

Aston Martin's Vettel talked to F1 reporters at the circuit near Budapest wearing Converse's rainbow-themed 'Pride' sneakers.

The German is quoted by Kolner Express newspaper: "I find it embarrassing for a country that is in the EU to have such laws or to have voted on them.

"Everybody should be free to do what they want. That's the point. We have had so many opportunities to learn from what happened in the past.

"All I want to do is express my support for those who are affected by this," Vettel, 34, added.

As for seven time world champion Hamilton, who now regularly declares his solidarity with a range of left-wing political causes, called Hungary's laws "unacceptable, cowardly and misguiding".

"Everyone deserves to have the freedom to be themselves, no matter who they love or how they identify," said the Mercedes driver.

Hamilton and Vettel's public statements follow Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban's launching of a forthcoming referendum which will include asking parents whether schools should be able to "talk to children about sexuality without their consent".

Hamilton said: "I urge the people of Hungary to vote in the upcoming referendum to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community. They need our support more than ever."

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3 F1 Fan comments on “Vettel and Hamilton protest against new Hungarian LGBT laws

  1. shroppyfly

    Ahhhhh Hamilton , who remembers him berating his nephew I think for wearing a dress and then having to backtrack on his comments , for me again not his driving but a hypocrite, for eg NI and there archaic law on abortion, Zilch from hamilton, while premiership footballers shame the government into providing free school meals again during the pandemic Zilch from SLH , and that's about a part of the united kingdom for which he proudly waves the flag, i just find him , sorry to say FAKE .And please dont get me started on his commision and 20m donation which i think you'll find is a "pledge", anyhow rant over for now.... lol

      • shroppyfly

        I do apologise, I must be clearer then, i had a look at new website mission44.org, considering the blokes been bandying about insane amounts of money , the website says NOTHING, i checked out the terms and conditions and f..k me, they are either copied and pasted from some commercial site or the website just going to be an exercise in collecting and selling on our data==the whole things designed to steal your personal data, which as we know is a very valuable source of info commercially, i shall be watching for updates but, at the moment its just a load of blah blah, oh and anyone daft enough to believe he is putting his hand in his pocket and pulling out 20M of HIS OWN MONEY,

        That clear enough for today's sermon Ror ...lol


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