Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Watch Gigi Hadid’s impression of Melania Trump at the American Music Awards

gigi hadid melania trump.jpg

From Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence’s fury, to Hillary Clinton and Emma Watson calling upon women never to give up the fight, a number of famous women have spoken out about President-elect Donald Trump. And, with people across the world still reeling from the results of the 45th presidential election race, it’s perhaps unsurprising that politics was a major theme at this year’s American Music Awards.

During one skit at the event, which took place in Los Angeles, Gigi Hadid stepped up to the podium alongside SNL’s Jay Pharoah to say a few words about the Electoral College.

It wasn’t long, however, before Hadid decided it was time to give her best impression of FLOTUS-to-be Melania Trump.


Read more: President-elect Donald Trump’s victory speech, in full


Referencing the 46 year old’s famous plagiarism of current First Lady Michelle Obama, Hadid adopted an Eastern European accent and announced: “I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children Sasha and Malia.”

The 21-year-old model also pursed her lips and narrowed her eyes, in a bid to better nail Trump’s facial expressions.

Watch the moment for yourself below:

However, while many fans enjoyed Hadid’s skit, others have since told her to “stick to modelling” – while some have even accused her of being racist.

“The funny thing is, if Melania was black, [Gigi] wouldn’t DARE attempt an impersonation,” said one Twitter user.

“Racist much?” added another.


Read more: Wan-old Trump lets himself go amidst post-election drama


Hadid wasn’t the only one to mock the Trump family; Pharoah also took his turn to poke fun at the President-elect as he imagined how Trump would react to a performance by Bruno Mars.

“I love Bruno Mars,” he said, continuing: “I don’t know what colour he is, so I can’t deport him. He looks like Mowgli from The Jungle Book, he does.”

Pharoah finished: “I love Uptown Funk, it was totally all about me. It was originally called Uptown Trump. I’m going to funk this country up bigly.”


Read more: Donald Trump’s campaign rocked by sexual assault claims


But it was punk trio Green Day who took the biggest stance against Trump.

Whilst performing their new song Bang Bang, they decided to change the lyrics to the middle section in a bid to voice their protest.

“No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” shouted frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.

Judging by the standing ovation that the group received, it seems safe to say that most of the audience in the Microsoft Theatre shared Green Day’s sentiments.

Related

donald trump ageing.jpg

Wan-old Trump drops statement bouffant hair amid post-election drama

rexfeatures_1876025a.jpg

Here’s what Barack Obama told his daughters after Trump’s victory

rexfeatures_7440901r.jpg

Blake Lively has a powerful message for young women everywhere

Comments

More

Clueless nearly never got made because of Hollywood sexism

As Cher would say, as if

by Jasmine Andersson
23 Jun 2017

Starbucks are hiring 2,500 refugees across Europe

by Nicola Colyer
23 Jun 2017

Man carries out flower girl duties with immense pride and solemnity

His commitment is quite something

by Amy Swales
23 Jun 2017

Shocking US law says men can finish sex if woman withdraws consent

Shocking

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

Serial fans, Adnan Syed has been given a second chance in court

New hope for Syed supporters

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Jun 2017

The scientific reason summer turns you into a horrible person

A new study confirms that we’re not very nice when we’re too hot

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

The 5 most surprising things I learnt from appearing on First Dates

What's it really like to appear on First Dates?

by Jasmine Andersson
22 Jun 2017

Rihanna just gave a heartbroken fan the best relationship advice

The pop star took time out to give a fan this brilliant tip

by Stylist
22 Jun 2017

First Dates fans respond to “shocking” mansplaining incident

“A frightened, insecure monkey hanging on to his patriarchal perch for dear life”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Jun 2017

Golden rules of work happiness from Europe’s female tech leaders

From nap rooms to therapists and no overtime

by Anna Brech
22 Jun 2017