Gigi Hadid has apologized for anyone offended by her Melania Trump impression at the 2016 American Music Awards.
Hadid showed off her impression of soon-to-be First Lady at the AMAs on Sunday, adopting a Slovenian accent as she said, "I love my husband, President Barack Obama and our children, Sasha and Malia." This was a clear reference to her speech at the Republican National Convention, thought to be plagiarized in part from a Michelle Obama speech.
While the AMAs audience laughed at Hadid's impression, many at home weren't as pleased with it. As such, Hadid took to Twitter to apologize for those she offended.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 22, 2016
"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," she said in a handwritten message on Twitter. "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."
Trump, the wife of President-elect Donald Trump, has not acknowledged Hadid's impression publicly.
Hadid was not the only one who got in on some Trump humor during the AMAs. Her co-host, Jay Pharoah, did his impression of the president-elect, saying, "I love Bruno Mars. I don't know what color he is, so I can't deport him. He looks like Mowgli from 'The Jungle Book'. I love 'Uptown Funk,' it was all about me. I'm going to funk this country up bigly."
There were also a few references to the Trumps throughout the night, including presenters Mark Cuban and Idina Menzel speaking about how they won't be invited to the inauguration. "I know how you feel," said Menzel. "Us unsafe scary theater people won't be invited to the inauguration either."