Gigi Hadid Apologizes For Her Melania Trump Impression At The AMAs
Gigi Hadid apologized after poking fun at Melania Trump in her opening monologue at the American Music Awards. The supermodel began the show with co-host comedian and impersonator Jay Pharoah with her own impression of the future first lady.
“I love my husband, President Barack Obama,” Hadid said. “And our children, Sasha and Malia.”
Hadid was clearly poking fun at the allegations of Melania plagiarizing the current first lady’s speech from the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
Gigi Hadid just did her “Melania Trump impression” #AMAs pic.twitter.com/AYJTMhvCCx
— Jessica Goodman (@jessgood) November 21, 2016
Hadid received some negative backlash for her impersonation of the president-elect’s wife and penned an apology which she posted to Twitter late Monday evening. (RELATED: Gigi Hadid Just Did A Skewering Impression Of Melania Trump)
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 22, 2016
“I was honored to host the AMA’s last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business,” Hadid began. “I removed or changed anything in the script that I felt took the joke too far and whether or not you choose to see it, what remained was done in good humor and with no bad intent.”
“I too have been the center of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions and was able to find the humor in it. I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run,” Hadid continued in her hand-written note. “I apologize to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country. Respectfully, Gigi.”