During the American Music Awards on Sunday, model Gigi Hadid and her co-host Jay Pharoah impersonated President-elect Donald Trump and the future first lady, Melania Trump.
"I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia," Hadid said, mocking Melania Trump's RNC speech, which she was accused of plagiarizing from Michelle Obama, along with her accent and physical appearance.
While it drew laughs from the audience, critics and some internet users didn't appreciated Hadid's impersonation.
Hadid shared a handwritten apology note on her Twitter account Monday evening.
"I was honored to host the AMAs last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business," she wrote. "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 humor and with no bad intent."
Hadid said that while she's sorry the joke was not well-received by everyone, she thinks Melania Trump herself might have found it funny.
"I too have been the center of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions and was able to find the humor in it," Hadid wrote. "I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologize to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country."
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