Hadid took to Twitter to pen a handwritten apology for her impression of the soon-to-be First Lady during her opening monologue. Following the awards show on Sunday (Nov. 20, 2016), Hadid faced tons of backlash from Donald Trump supporters who claimed that her skit was “racist.”
“I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia,” a pouting Hadid said in a fake accent, making fun of Melania’s “plagiarized” RNC speech.
“I was honored to host the AMAs last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business,” Hadid wrote, defending herself. “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,” she continued. “I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologize to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country.”
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 22, 2016