Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 race car driver Lewis Hamilton was heavily criticized on social media for refusing to remove his ball cap during a tribute for Justin Wilson on Sunday.

Wilson, 37, is a British-born driver who died in a fiery car crash on August 23.

Lewis Hamilton at Milan Expo 2015

Hamilton and 19 other Formula 1 drivers observed a 1-minute moment of silence for Wilson before the start of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Many of Wilson’s grieving fans took to social media to roast Hamilton for failing to “show respect” by removing his cap during the tribute.

Hamilton was forced to apologize even though a few fans believe the 30-year-old Mercedes Team driver did nothing wrong.

“I don’t get how removing your hat shows respect any more than actually bowing your head while being silent,” wrote commenter Ruth Naomi Bell on the Eurosport blog.

As it turns out, Lewis kept his cap on because he didn’t want his newly bleached blond hair to take away from Wilson’s emotional tribute.

Hamilton and Bajan singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, 27, have been dating steadily for 2 months.

Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, also wears his hair dyed bleach blond.

Controversy seems to follow every man Rihanna dates who bleaches his hair blond.

Photos: IPA/WENN.com

  • Buttercup

    Sadly, I don’t think a lot of younger guys know when they should remove their caps. That’s when one of the guys standing next to him should’ve told him to take it off.

  • MookieFly

    If my hair looked like that, I might have kept on my hat too

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i can see why he kept the hat on ?

  • Sexy CJ

    ……………………………

  • Di Ana

    People just love to complain.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    IMO…. Much ado about nothing. *shrug*

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    *Limps in..dishoveled…Points at all yall..*
    “SOOO NUN YALL NINJAHS CAME CHECKING ON MEH?!! YOU SAY YOU LUV WUTTT!!??” HMPH… cues Force MDs
    “Tears teaaars. Falling like the raiinn!”

  • Sasha586

    I have to respectfully disagree with the title. I refuse to believe that my love, Rihanna, is dating this man.

  • OpinionHated

    foolishness maybe he just didn’t like ole boy….. People be on social media just shouting about nothing cause they like to “hear” themselves talk… then after seeing his hairdo I understand why he kept the hat on…

  • Sexy CJ

    ……………………..

  • DivineMsM

    Awww, mama, you know the roses wouldn’t do you like that. I have it on good authority–you were surely missed. The roses thought you went off and got your riches w/ 6’6.

  • iWasteTime

    Is it bad that I want Venus to win!
    Serena has Bae and all the titles FOH!

  • Buttercup

    Nah, these past couple of years Serena has come out on top majority of the time they’ve faced each other. I love and hate that they are each other’s biggest competition.

  • iWasteTime

    I’m being so sow seaux #PETTY. any other time I’m team Serena but but but she got my man!!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    sniff sniff…no I’ve been held hostage by an over protective boyfriend. I’m still dealing with my injuries. He has made me depressededed..I stay on the top floor so ain’t no hopping my azz anywhere.He won’t let me out THIS BIAH! I’ve just been medicating and sleeping.

  • Queen Negus

    Thank you!! Well said!!??

  • 1/8

    Many years ago, I went on an employee retreat with a group of doctors. During the event, a motivational speaker asked us to stand and pray with him. I politely excused myself from the room, because I am an atheist.

    With that being said, I don’t understand people who get hung up on symbolism and trying to control other people’s behavior.

    I’m assuming that Hamilton showed up to support the dead driver; otherwise, he would have stayed at home. Whether he took his hat off or not, is inconsequential.

  • JoyMalone

    Lol Rhianna is a pimp….wasnt she just out with Travis Scott???

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Wait…how long have I’ve been gone? She smanging Drake?

  • iWasteTime

    Where you been!!!!
    Niggah you been gone!
    You married now?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    …..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nerp rooting for her myself … ain’t no shame …. Go Venus !!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Apparently every damn thang

  • Guest

    Ummm fugg Lewis and his hat right now. Can we get a Freddie Gray’s family got a settlement post?

  • Guest

    Venus not gonna keep playing
    She 35 and already sickly. I’m rooting for V.

  • i troll it like i see it

    well not everybody has home training.

  • Guest

    And it was disrespectful. Lewis is British
    He knows the rules of respect better than some of us. I’m southern. Hat shoulda been took off. Fugg your hair

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey there bew <3

  • DivineMsM

    Where you been!!!!
    Niggah you been gone!
    You married now?

    iWastetime
    —-
    See, I told you. You were missed-deded. Dubb, Butter, nan and a whole bunch of us done wondered what happened. How is your leg coming along?

  • Buttercup

    AlreadT? Dang.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    yup 6 milli

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Read this has “She has Bae and all the titties”

  • Just Keya

    DEAD

  • Just Keya

    That says a lot about them. My sister is my biggest competition…no one out here is better than us! Whoot Whoot!!!

  • Sexy CJ

    I know right…………..

  • Just Keya

    Waits on answer…

  • Just Keya

    SMDH. Is it wrong for me to feel like, that all that means is no one at home has any either? Can’t teach what you don’t know.

  • Ruby shine

    I love that they slayed these saltines so hard that they are only competition for each other. ?

  • Buttercup

    Yep. Their dad did an awesome job being their coach and getting them the best coaches when they surpassed his abilities.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Well I use to the abandonment…but I axed about yew…Somebody said you broke yo baby toe; you were hanging from the ceiling fan at the supa 8. They said yo toe got caught on the covers when you came down on it in the split formation and I said “Okay”.

  • Guest

    What an AYS you is. ???

  • wonderwoman

    As ugly as that hair is, I see why he kept it on.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    he just looks so soft

  • Just Keya

    He is a father who is winning. BOTH of your daughters are not thots. Very successful, carry themselves very well. Congrats to him. Well done sir.

  • Just Keya

    *tears*

  • Just Keya

    I thought you ran off and got married….would not be the first time someone rolled out and came back in talking about how the bf they met at Wal-Mart, rolled over one morning, with his do rag still on, and teeth un-brushed, asking for a hand in marriage….and ran to the court house.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    When did he become Rih’s boyfriend? Oh who cares? I still ain’t got no cable after three weeks so I need all the entertainment I can get.

  • Noirluv45

    Many of these young guys haven’t learned social mores. For example, many men don’t know that when walking with his lady, he’s supposed to be curb-side allowing himself to be a protector between traffic and his lady. What’s more, when it’s appropriate to remove his hat. They evidently weren’t taught.

  • Guest

    I wanna know how his azz keep pulling my damn women. Everyone knows how I feel about the Russian-Hawaiian Nicole Scherzinger?

    ??Now ROBYN?

    I need a dack pic of Lewis. Tout de suite.?

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I still ain’t go no cable because these companies thing the gone tell me one thing on the phone and something else when they get to the house. Taking another stab at it. I think i went off enough this morning where I actually know what I’m getting. I THINK

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    HE said him and Robyn is frens and he known her for years….I believe him bc Rih likes a little rough nack…..Maybe he got the monster in those skinnys or maybe he just LISTENS and conversates well.

  • OpinionHated

    People who think that just because my azz isn’t wide enough to fill up the entire seat that they can just ooze into the space I’m not using.. push over fatty if you can’t contain your fat to one chair then stand up..

  • Buttercup

    Honey Dip wasn’t taught manners with doors. I would stand outside a place until he came outside to ask what’s wrong then I would tell him that he didn’t hold open the door for me. I did the same thing when we’d get to the car. He’s mastered those, but he has to be reminded occasionally to pull my chair out for me to sit. LOL

  • aRoth

    Curbside. When she goes to the restroom while they are out, wait CLOSELY by. While in a restaurant HE should face the door (preferably get a booth, but still), eat her cootie cat and pay her bills. IJS. j/k j/k But yall get my drift.

  • iWasteTime

    dead!!

  • Sexy CJ

    Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, also wears his hair dyed bleach blond.

    Controversy seems to follow every man Rihanna dates who bleaches his hair blond……..

  • aRoth

    Or at least wait until YOU’VE sat down first before he sits. <—– still gets car doors opened for me……….after 6……..on a date night. LOL All other doors are automatic. Understood stuff needs not be spoken.

  • Junkanoo

    He’s been getting around himself between him an Rihanna they’re going to create a super strain std no antibiotics could cure

  • Buttercup

    I disqualified one dude on a date, because he didn’t sit so that he could see the entrance. Every guy I’ve always been around NEEDS to have visibility on the door.

  • iWasteTime

    We getting a post of Mr. Carter stanning for his wife?

  • Buttercup

    If Daddy Butter didn’t do anything else, he showed me how I should be treated (and spoiled me along the way). You should’ve seen me a couple of winters ago flailing around and slapping Honey Dip with the sleeve of my coat because I was struggling to get out of it.

  • Junkanoo

    It truly is addictive very much like a drug

  • Buttercup

    I’m not a die-hard Jay and Bey fan, but that video made my heart smile <3

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    ROFL!!!! Not me cuz! Im scare still of being IN a relationship..He bet nat say nuffin bout marriage!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..
  • OpinionHated

    A part of me wonders will V give it her all or will she play down her ability so her sister can have this historic moment? I’d be like phuck you sis this here a competition lets compete… ha ha ha ha

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Its healing. I am still waiting on the swelling to go down before the MRI.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..
  • Noirluv45

    Exactly. I forgot about that one.

    LOL! I get your drift.

  • aRoth

    And as MUCH AS I HATE my back to the door (or window)…..I’ll do it……when I’m with my man. LOL

  • Milani

    New Post

  • Noirluv45

    Right! I’ve had to do the same thing on occasion. I’ll just stand there until my date would pick up what I was putting down.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    iWASTE…YOU KNOW BETTAH..HEYALL NAW!!! Let me get use to being IN a real relationship first. He has been over protective. I ain’t left the house much. He won’t let me. Took my keys twice when I said “Just wait til yo azz go to werk ninjah..He said what so you can scratch and roll yo azz over and get some sleep cuz these keys coming with me with yo hard headed azz… I HATE IT! I feel like he on some Misery shyt! cept I hobbled myself at walmart! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif

  • OpinionHated

    uhhhmmm who’s freddy gray (goes and hides behind sofa for not knowing this name)…

  • Noirluv45

    That’s what daddy’s are for. Not only are good daddies beneficial to boys, but for girls too.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    **Blinks rapidly**..I mean you could have used the google hun.

  • OpinionHated

    forget the men I cringe when I see people with their kids walking on the street side and they on the curb side – no no no baby supposed to be on the inside so if a car come up on the sidewalk it hit your azz first not the baby…. old school etiquette – which no longer exists – people barely hold the door open for the person behind them furthermore say please and thank you…

  • OpinionHated

    Oh kill me now – I’d go bat chit crazy with out cable – no Game of Thrones, no Ray Donovan, no Masters of Sex, no Walking Dead… i’d be on bath salts if not for these shows…

  • Noirluv45

    All of this!!!

  • OpinionHated

    I’m too lazy to google… lol…… I expect y’all to edumucate my lazy azz…. but ok since you being mean like that i’ll look him up….

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    lol…please do…before you get yo head chopped off….don’t say that out loud no mo…lmao

  • Junkanoo

    People are control freaks they don’t know how to accept folks as they are……people constantly filter folks through they’re own beliefs an values. ….most folks are far too judgmental

  • Junkanoo

    Am surprised guys want to sleep with her …..her kitty cat must stretched out an tired

  • OpinionHated

    you made me laugh out loud… ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    ….that door visability is a natural instinct for Mr. Love Dream. He always wants to sit facing the door…no, it is not an option…

  • aRoth

    I always want to sit facing it as well, but no honey, you can do the honors. LOL

  • Queen Negus

    Go online and file a complaint with FTC about the company. I did for my slow internet saying I have high speed and 13 devices can be used. Nope only 2-3 works with the spinning wheel!!

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    …shes bae…. ?

  • brooklyn23

    I disagree. We as a human race have been so conditioned to believe what is right or what is acceptable or respectable or not respectable etc. How he is dressed or what he is wearing on his head should not take away from the fact that he is present. That fact that he is there is showing his respect. So what he’s wearing a hat. Who came up with all these manuscripts of manners and proper etiquette and stuff. How about my way is my way your way is your way. Its not about right or wrong or being disrespectful. People need to not judge. The ones bitching about something so minute got larger things in their backyards to be concerned about. And usually the ones who complain about others not having manners, respect etc usually are the ones who lack themselves. Let the man live, he showed up thats what counts

  • 1/8

    I’m not going to lie, there are times when I have to check myself for trying to put people in a box, but I have never tried to force someone to conform to my standards or beliefs. Let the man pay his respects on his terms.

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    …me too….but I let him do him….ish pops off…he got it…

  • Sincerity7

    She can do better.

  • first page

    perfect

  • i troll it like i see it

    well I’ve always seen men removed their hats when paying respects to the dead, we would pull over on the side of the road to let funeral procession pass as well, but nowadays people just pretty much don’t give a damn.

  • britishrose

    rehinanna is not dating this man white people are just reaching for bull**** , i quest lewis is too black for supposidly dating her , he is still engaged to nicole schezenger , so why all the lies , rehianna is blamed for every loose di…ck in hollyood , leave her out of this lewis , didnt have to take off his hate to the punk what has wilson contributed , i hear he wa s raciest so why tribute him anyway . . i dont think lewis did anything wrong.some folks dont take off hates for the national athem so dam what

  • britishrose

    hehian is not dating this man , some folks dont take off hates for the natiion athem so what , rehinana is alway accused of someone she dont want even . she likes black men period . and farther more lewis is with nicole schelezenger right? lies lies the media is so thirsty for stories since the twitter and facebook took over their ability to put goood stories out so to excite you they publish lies .. . first off wilson is no hero .. ok he died so did a lot of people we miss who tribute to the world with their huimanitarin i wouldnt honor a spoiled white boy either

  • immastar34

    Ughhh with that hair color he needs to keep that hat on.

  • britishrose

    rehianna is a stunt artist every thing she do is for stunt, she is good at making you think she is a rough tough hard sexual creature when she probably cant even su.ck a d..ck right . she makes her money off what everyone else in hollywood do stunt and control the mind with riska images , that is why you see so many odd pictures of her doing weird stuff, dating big celebs , dancing provokative and acting bligerant , her chris brown image, is what got her over that was the slap heard around the world if she had been kelly rolland or tianna taylor, or jill scott no one would have care about a black man slappin her she is beligian and and light skin… and for racist whites they will fight for her .. just to bring down a black man .

  • britishrose

    if rehinanna had not been beligian whites would not have went hard on chris brown . and her light skin help , no one care bout her before that , the power of chris brown did it .. whites hated him way before this . he was the new black micheal jackson. endorsed by micheal jackson . rehianna is a stunt artist her life is about stunts ..she learn from that slapp the more riska you are the more respect and money you get . he took that fame from her slapp and turned it to a money train fueled by whitess fantasy and facination with belgian islands a hot spot for whites .
    not a lot of blacks love it .. so she had that in her corner .

  • britishrose

    racism is high in the usa right now foriegners expecially black ones like rehianna do get respected .. rehianna did try to fight for the cause in freddy grey case she did rally for peace and respect of blacks .. whites have lifted her so high she has the power to tell them to go to hell and still get paid .thats power over money .
    she still black , no matter what brush they want to paint her with . micheal jackson never waived from his roots and whites in racist america had to railroad him ,, knowing he never molested no kid … just wanted to muddy up his legacy and they did that to this day he is not a hero as he was really. but in europe and asia he is

  • britishrose

    iam tired of jealous whites always , raising up taylor swift and lower nicky minaj and other artist . your dam kids made them rich . yet you still hating , all these black men killed sincelesssly by whites, all whites can focus on is bill cosby and some jobless, careerless chicks with prozac and menopause issue lieing bout rape .. hell bill cosby is good friends with hugh hefner , and had access to many female through the playboy manision anytime if he just want so fine chicks . so why would he take on some of them old hagges complaining now . non are attractive and all strugglin with their careers bitter that bill cosby didnt give them a role on his shows, may

  • DopeRhymesYo

    His hair tho. … that’s why he didn’t take his hat off ?

  • rodt

    honestly its a corny tradition and the dude was a race care driver, not a soldier

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Didn’t he? I would gladly register for his class.

  • Bonny

    I’m late. So it’s ok to wear sunglasses but not hats? Got it.

  • Gina Waters

    Eww.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    I agree how does that show lack of respect? Lack of respect would be him talking,texting etc during the moment

  • Eric Toller

    Justin Wilson did not die ‘in a fiery car crash’. He died when the nose cone of another car hit Justin in the helmet as Justin’s car was approaching the location of the initial accident

  • ET2011

    Justin Wilson did not die ‘in a fiery car crash’. He died when the nose cone of another car that was in a crash hit Justin in the helmet as he was approaching the initial crash site