Why some people don't like Lewis Hamilton
Do some of these surprise you?
Now as everyone should know by now, Lewis Hamilton, is a British Formula One driver who has driven for Mercedes F1 for many successful seasons. Hamilton has - so far - had a spectacular career with 180 podiums with 286 Grand Prixs entered. So it make as a surprise to some of you readers as to why Lewis Hamilton has a fair amount of haters as the Media would call it.
1. He's one of the main drivers on the podium in almost every race
Well let's start off basic with one that is the main reason why people will begrudge Hamilton as people will get tired of seeing him winning races or at least getting a place on the podium all of the time. I asked somebody why they thought this and they replied with this, "It's like watching the same TV series over and over again. When you watch it you lose all the excitement as you know what's going to happen in every episode, it's the same with F1 I have lost interest due Hamilton beating everyone all the time."
Now he may be correct in the majority of what he said but recently. The reason behind why people don't like him for winning as well is because he doesn't give a chance for other other potentially brilliant drivers a chance to win or get a podium. Now there are other people who dominate races too like Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas but they weren't as successful over all as Hamilton so far in their careers only in the recent seasons have they become mainstream drivers.
Now although Redbull has faster cars than Mercedes the cars in general are just so much better and this another correlation as to Hamilton is on the podium all the time due to people believing he is only this good as he has what some fans like to call an 'overpowered' car and go onto mention how this is unfair as drivers for Williams and Alfa Romeo don't really bag any points onto the leaderboard as their cars aren't as good as Mercedes ones and they want more restrictions in place for the bigger teams. I can understand this but I can't see this happening anytime soon.
2. He heavily supports the LGBTQ+ community
Now this one maybe very controversial. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with him supporting LGBT but some people dislike Hamilton due to his advertisement of the LGBTQ+ community as something that should all embrace. Even in places like the Middle East where countries like Qatar don't embrace LBGTQ+ communities and certainly don't consider it as a good thing and isn't part of their culture and in other countries around the world, torture those who turn out to be supporting or actually be homosexual so you could probably see why some fans from those area don't like him very much.
Everywhere he goes he talks about it whether it's on social media, in interviews or face to face with other people, he expresses his support for that community including places like Qatar and other countries that are against LGBTQ+. I understand this is a sensitive topic for some so I won't go on about it too much.
Why is this still a thing? This isn't right but some people feel the need to take to their Twitter and post racist abuse about other people of other races and ethnicities. It's utterly disgusting and shouldn't even be a reason for not liking Hamilton (or any person in fact of a different race) but you would be surprised at how many people hate on Hamilton because of discrimination against his skin colour.
I would like to conclude by talking about Lewis Hamilton from my perspective. He is a talented driver and has been racing for a very good team in a good car but I do see why people don't like him for winning all the time as it gets boring and other teams don't even stand a chance of winning but for the other two reasons like supporting LGBTQ+ and being of a different race and ethnicity is not acceptable. He's a talented driver and should deserve respect regardless of whether you don't like him.
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