Gigi Hadid has taken to Twitter to address the backlash over her Melania Trump impression at the American Music Awards on Sunday. The model, who hosted the awards alongside Jay Pharoah, shared a photo of a handwritten note detailing her feelings on reactions to her impression. It was a last ditch effort to save face as many took issue with Gigi’s sendup of President-elect Donald Trump’s wife.
“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,” Gigi wrote. Gigi went on to say that she’s been in Melania’s shoes herself and that she believes the future First Lady “understands show business” enough to know how the joke made it to air.
Read Gigi’s full apology note below.
(Photo credits: Gigi Hadid Twitter account; Inside Edition YouTube account)