Gigi Ha­did apol­o­gises for Mela­nia Trump im­pres­sion at AMAs

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Gigi Ha­did, co-host of the American Mu­sic Awards, has said sorry for her im­pres­sion of Mela­nia Trump at the cer­e­mony.

“I apol­o­gise to any­one that I of­fended and have only the best wishes for our coun­try,” she wrote.

Mela­nia is set to be­come first lady in Jan­uary when her hus­band Don­ald Trump takes up the US pres­i­dency.

Gigi im­i­tated her Euro­pean ac­cent, also mak­ing ref­er­ence to claims Mela­nia copied a speech made by Michelle Obama.

“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,” Gigi wrote.

“I too have been the cen­tre of a na­tion­ally tele­vised com­edy skit that poked fun at my ac­tions, and was able to find the hu­mour in it.

“I be­lieve Mela­nia un­der­stands show busi­ness and the way shows are writ­ten and run.”

Her co-host, Jay Pharoah called for peo­ple to “leave Gigi alone” and shared a mes­sage of sup­port on his In­sta­gram feed.

“Every­body pump on the brakes one minute,” he wrote.

“Over the last eight years the beau­ti­ful Michelle Obama has been the vic­tim of ex­ces­sive slur­ring.”

Re­ac­tion on the night to Gigi’s im­i­ta­tion of Mela­nia was mixed.

Other artists also used the event to pass com­ment about the forth­com­ing Trump pres­i­dency.

Green Day turned a per­for­mance of their track Bang Bang into an anti-Trump song.

“No Trump! No KKK! No Fas­cist USA!” Green Day front­man Bil­lie Joe Arm­strong shouted to the au­di­ence.

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