Lewis Hamilton “We should all get rid of social media,” he said, describing online platforms as increasingly toxic.
This claim came about as a seven-time world champion, has more than 30 million followers on Instagram and nearly eight million on Twitter After Red Bull’s Sky boycotted the Mexican Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen And the entire Red Bull team – including Christian Horner – He refused to speak to the radio on Sunday, a week after journalist Ted Kravitz said Hamilton had “stole” his eighth world championship in the season finale that sparked so much controversy in Abu Dhabi last year.
“Social media is a very toxic place, and if you’re constantly living like this on TV, you’re making it worse instead of trying to make it better,” Verstappen said when asked about the reasons for boycotting Red Bull.
Hamilton, who finished second to Verstappen in Mexico City, added: “Social media is getting more and more toxic over the years and we all have to get rid of it eventually.
“Mental health is such a prominent thing right now. A lot of people read the comments, the things people say, and it hurts.
“Fortunately I don’t read it, but media platforms need to do more to protect people, especially children and young women. Right now they don’t, so I think this (online hate) will continue.”
Hamilton, 37, is a regular social media user.
In Mexico, he posted a photo celebrating victory Fernando Alonso At the US Grand Prix during their grueling season together at McLaren in 2007. Accompany the photo with a thumbs up emoji.
Hamilton’s post, which has attracted nearly 300,000 “likes” and 13,000 comments, came in response to Alonso’s claim that Hamilton’s record-breaking seven world championships was less valuable because he only had to beat his teammates.
Commenting on Alonso’s interview, which he gave at the weekend of the Mexican race, Hamilton said: “I don’t have much to say about it. It makes me laugh a little bit to be honest.
“I’ve tried to be really respectful over the years. When I was asked who the best driver was, I always tried to praise him (Alonso).
“It’s definitely interesting to see the comments made, but it doesn’t really matter, which is why I just gave the thumbs up.”