People Are Divided About Gigi Hadid's Melania Trump Impression
Some people think it's hilarious, others are calling her out for bullying.
On Sunday, at the 2016 American Music Awards, co-host Gigi Hadid did an impression of incoming FLOTUS Melania Trump.
In the impression, Hadid pouted, put on an accent, and said, "I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia." Co-host Jay Pharoah then called it "spot on."
People on Twitter initially enjoyed the impression.
They joked that it might provoke Donald Trump to tweet in defense of his wife, just as he leapt to the defense of Mike Pence over the weekend.
However, people began to call out Hadid's impersonation of Trump.
Some said the impression of her accent was racist, and said Hadid was unfairly picking on Donald Trump's wife because of grievances with him.
Many of those who were upset began tweeting at Hadid, demanding a response.
At time of publication, Hadid is yet to respond to the backlash. BuzzFeed News has contacted her representatives for comment.