When Gigi Hadid did her Melania Trump impression at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, I’m sure she thought she’d be immediately offered a hosting gig on SNL. That didn’t happen. Gigi’s janky Euro-ish Melania impression made some people watching think, “That’s racist!“, which in turn made them angry enough to tweet about how not into it they were. Some called for Maybelline to cancel her contract. Gigi doesn’t want people to be mad at her, and she definitely doesn’t want to lose work, so she released a hand-written explanation of her impression to all who were offended.
Last night, Gigi Hadid tweeted a hand-written apology that read:
“I was honored to host the AMAs 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. 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 and have only the best wishes for our country. Respectfully x GH”
Gigi didn’t need to apologize; if anything, she should have apologized to comedy for taking such a hot fart on it with that lazy improv class attempt at an impression. Gigi’s AMA co-host Jay Pharoah, however, definitely thinks she didn’t have anything to apologize for. Jay hopped on Facebook last night and slapped at everyone who thought it was not-right of Gigi to make fun of Melania.
Melania has yet to comment on this. But if she does, I don’t think any of us will be surprised if she delivers a totally original inspirational anti-bullying quote about how when they go low, we go high.