Model, Gigi Hadid has been branded racist on social media after delivering a rude and frankly disrespectful impression of Melania Trump during her American Music Awards opening on Sunday.
Hadid, 21, used an Eastern European accent while mock the soon-to-be First Lady while hosting the AMAs.
‘I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children Sasha and Malia,’ Gigi said, in a joke referring to accusations that Donald Trump‘s wife had ripped off a speech by Michelle Obama at the RNC.
Viewers quickly took to Twitter where they criticized Hadid’s impression as ‘racist’ and ‘disrespectful’ while others told her to ‘stick to modeling’ The impression was easily the most memorable moment of Gigi’s debut hosting gig, which also saw her try her hand at rapping as well as going through a series of outfit changes. But the skit, did not sit well with many viewers who criticized it as being ‘racist’ and told Hadid to ‘stick to modeling’. h/t dailymail
One Twitter user wrote: ‘I really wish gigi hadid wasn’t hosting because second hand embarrassment is my least favorite thing to feel and i’m drowning in it’. Another chimed in that: ‘Gigi is so uncomfortable to watch.’
‘Melania Trump is going to the First Lady of the USA. This was the highest form of disrespect possible,’ someone tweeted, while others even demanded that Hadid ‘leave the country’ if she felt that way about the next presidential family.