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Gigi Hadid Responds to Melania Trump Impersonation Backlash

November 22, 2016 4:03 PM
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Gigi Hadid apologized for her Melania Trump impersonation in a handwritten letter, which she posted via Twitter on Monday, November 21.

"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," Hadid wrote. "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."

In her gag, Hadid — making a duck face and speaking in a heavy Eastern European accent — teased Melania about her Republic National Convention speech. In July, it was revealed that Donald Trump's wife lifted some sentences that Michelle Obama made at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

"I love my husband President Barack Obama and our children, Sasha and Malia," Hadid said in Melania's voice at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater. The crowd laughed, but other viewers weren't pleased.

"I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run," Hadid added in her letter. "I apologized to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country."


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