Over the weekend, supermodel Gigi Hadid made headlines with her impersonation of President-elect Trump’s wife Melania at the American Music Awards.
A day later, Hadid apologized for poking fun at Melania. She posted a handwritten note on Twitter, saying, "I was honored to host the AMA’s last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business. 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.”
Hadid closed the note, "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. I apologize to anyone that I offended & have only the best wishes for our country.”
Gigi’s co-host Jay Pharoah also addressed the controversy, arguing on Facebook that First Lady Michelle Obama has dealt with far worse. He said, "Over the last 8 years the beautiful Michelle Obama has been the victim of excessive slurring! The Beautiful Flotus has been called 'Ape, Gorilla, Monkey, Manish, Ugly, Disgusting,'Not fit to be in the whitehouse,' always physically attacked by the general populous, nobody really snaps about it!”