Gigi Hadid Is Facing Major Backlash For Her Melania Trump Impression at the AMAs

The American Music Awards brought out all the stars on Sunday night, but it also triggered a lot of political commentary about the recent election. While Green Day showed their disdain for President-elect Donald Trump during their performance, Gigi Hadid took a slightly lighter approach by impersonating his wife, Melania Trump, during her opening number with Jay Pharoah. Pursing her lips and talking in a thick accent, she proceeded to poke fun at the former model's RNC speech that was plagiarized from one Michelle Obama gave in 2008. While some thought it was pretty comical, others weren't so impressed, calling her impression "racist" on social media. See the mixed reactions to her gag below.

@GiGiHadid what you did on the AMA awards insulting Melania Trump show if you have no class! Tasteless!

โ€” DAT (@omptcmi2) November 21, 2016

@GiGiHadid 's impression of melania trump made my night hahahaha

โ€” iqra arif๐ŸŒน (@_IqraArif) November 21, 2016

I can't imagine the fallout if someone had made fun of Michelle Obama on stage the way that Gigi Hadid just did Melania Trump.

โ€” Eag1e0ne (@Eag1e0ne) November 21, 2016

.@GiGiHadid you give me life in so many ways ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ#melaniatrump

โ€” S.A.S (@saghalina) November 21, 2016

Gigi hadid is "anti bullying", but then turns around and bullyies melania trump for her accent & face. Classless. @GiGiHadid #amas

โ€” Lauren James (@LaurenJlovalova) November 21, 2016

@GiGiHadid coming from parents of immigrants shame on you. How would u feel if someone did that to your mom @YolandaHFoster

โ€” Vickie Tilkey (@Tilk6069) November 21, 2016

Bruh Gigi Hadid's impression of Melania Trump ๐Ÿ’€

โ€” o-eazyโœจ (@apparentlyojoma) November 21, 2016