Yikes! With this many stars under one roof, something crazy is bound to happen. And the 2016 American Music Awards on Nov. 20 were no exception! During one of music’s biggest nights, co-host Gigi Hadid impersonated Melania Trump and Melania fans were NOT having it! In fact, Gigi was attacked by social media users, calling her ‘racist’ and insensitive over her joke!
Did that really just happen?! At the 2016 American Music Awards, Gigi Hadid, 21, totally slammed soon-to-be-First-Lady Melania Trump, 46, by impersonating her in front of the entire audience — and let’s just say she didn’t portray Melania in the most flattering light! And while some thought Gigi’s impersonation was hilarious — and all fun and games, others took her joke to heart, and thought it was extremely tasteless and even racist!
Hey @GiGiHadid u made fun of a woman’s eastern european accent! hysterical! so – Africans and Mexicans tomorrow?
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) November 21, 2016
— MrsBEC (@annadeeisme) November 21, 2016
— Pro-Lifer For Trump (@MyPresidentme) November 21, 2016
@GiGiHadid you are a pure idiot, nasty bitch.
— Denise Curtis (@fixerofthings) November 21, 2016
omg gigi hadid makes me wanna throw up too
— 1 and 1 tahoe (@SHOlNEE) November 21, 2016
[trump voice] 👌 the amas must always be a safe & special place. gigi hadid was very rude tonight to a very good woman, melania. apologize! 👌
— brittany (@mishcolins) November 21, 2016
— kathy (@PetzKathy) November 21, 2016
@GiGiHadid your act was very racist and offensive. I cringed because many in my family have an accent. It wasn’t funny. Think next time.
— Karen Rubio-Guerrero (@roubsguerrero) November 21, 2016
— Bitter and Pissed (@bitterandpissed) November 21, 2016
Gigi’s Melania moment went viral as she spoke in a fake Eastern European accent and mocked her fellow model’s RNC convention speech, which was hugely criticized for being plagiarized from Michelle Obama. The blonde beauty began her impersonation by turning away from the camera, saying “I gotta get her face right.” When she turned back to the camera, she had a bizarre look on her face. “I love my husband, President Barack Obama,” Gigi-as-Melania said. “And our children Sasha and Malia.”
But of course every year has SOMETHING crazy go down. Let’s not forget that one of the biggest show moments last year was when one of Jennifer Lopez‘s, 47, backup dancers completely flashed the audience with her embarrassing wardrobe malfunction! The poor dancer’s costume split wide open, putting her bare backside on FULL display while up on stage — yikes! That little mishap definitely made JLo’s performance memorable, that’s for sure!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — what did YOU think of Gigi’s Melania impression?