The model has had second thoughts about her joke
Comedy is a tough thing to get right. Even if you have 99 people laughing, there’ll be one who isn’t – and if it really rubs them up the wrong way, common practice to take their offence to Twitter.
Though not a comedian per se, Gigi Hadid has felt the brunt of that earlier this week after giving the world her finest impression of the soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump – and has now issued a public apology for causing any offence.
Gigi hosted the American Music Awards alongside actor Jay Pharoah on Sunday (20th November), and in an attempt to get the crowd in a good mood, she brought out an impression of Melania, poking fun at the time she was accused of copying Michelle Obama’s speech.
However, some found her impression of Melania’s Slovenian accent ‘racist’, with some even calling for her to apologise!
And it seems as if Gigi was feeling the heat, as with a handwritten note she said sorry to anyone she offended on Twitter, early on Tuesday:
‘I was honoured to host the AMAs last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business,’ she began. ‘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.
‘I too have been at 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.’
Finally, the 21-year-old ended her statement by saying: ‘I apologise to anyone that I offended and only have the best wishes for our country.’
Was Gigi right for apologising? Or is this all a drama over a simple joke? Let us know your thoughts @CelebsNow…