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Gigi Hadid has had to apologise for a 'disrespectful' impression of Melania Trump

The model briefly impersonated Trump while hosting the American Music Awards on Sunday night.
Nov 22nd 2016, 8:27 PM 5,874 3

MODEL GIGI HADID has apologised for poking fun at Melania Trump at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

2016 American Music Awards - Show Source: Matt Sayles/PA Wire

The model hosted the ceremony with Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharaoh – at one point, she did an impression of incoming First Lady.

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The impression comprised of a pout, an accent, and the line:

I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia.

2016 American Music Awards - Show Source: Matt Sayles/PA Wire

The bit left people outraged, with people labelling Hadid ‘classless’ and ‘disrespectful’ – she was even accused of ‘bullying’ Trump.

Last night, Hadid posted a handwritten apology to Trump on her Twitter account, saying the impression was done “in good humour”.

Her apology reads:

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 humour and with no bad intent.
I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologise to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country.

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