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Gigi Hadid Talks Melania Trump AMAs Impression Backlash 2016

Gigi Hadid Addresses the Backlash She's Facing After Her Melania Trump AMAs Impression

The American Music Awards took over LA on Sunday, and perhaps one of the biggest moments of the night was when Gigi Hadid did her best Melania Trump impression. Even though the model basically nailed the impersonation, some people were not impressed and even went as far as to call her "racist" on social media. On Monday, Gigi released a statement on Twitter to respond to the backlash. Her letter reads as follows:

"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. 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. Respectfully, G."

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