Gigi Hadid SLAMMED as Racist Over AMA Melania Trump Impression
Gigi Hadid hit a hot button with her Melania Trump impression last night during the 2016 American Music Awards, and the internet predictably reacted with fury!
Co-hosted by Jay Pharaoh, Hadid claimed that she'd been practicing her impersonations all week long in an attempt to one-up the "master," Pharaoh, who has plenty of great celebrity impressions in his repertoire.
However, Hadid's impression was more embarrassing than anything, and the crowd reacted with shocked faces and half-hearted applause.
Needless to say, it wasn't one of Gigi's better moments … or probably will be, ever.
"This is my Melania Trump impression," she prepared herself.
You could hear audible gasps and groans for a second in the audience before Hadid launches into her "impression."
She said, "I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children, Sasha and Malia," apparently — and poorly — referencing the joke of a speech Melania gave, which ripped off Michelle Obama's entirely.
Though the speech only garnered scattered applause, Jay Pharaoh jumped in to the rescue and obnoxiously yelled, "That's spot on! That's spot on!"
Some of the social media backlash included "Racist much?" as well as attacks on her profession.
One commenter wrote, "Wow, that sucked! Stick to modeling; you suck at acting!"
A Twitter user blasted, "Melania Trump is going to be the First Lady of the USA! This was the highest form of disrespect possible!"
Others said, "I really wish Gigi Hadid wasn't hosting because secondhand embarrassment is my least favorite thing to feel and I'm drowning in it rn."
Another claimed that Gigi was just too uncomfortable to watch.
Check out the video below … it's really pretty terrible no matter how you look at it or who you voted for.