Remember how brave so-called entertainers were taking on the Obamas at all those award shows the past eight years. It was and endless parade of profiles in courage as risque actors, singers and models bravely spoke out while exercising their First Amendment rights. Wait, nobody ever behaved like spoiled brats?
Gigi Hadid has been savaged on social media over her ‘racist’ impression of Melania Trump during her American Music Awards opening set on Sunday.
The model, 21, put on a fake Eastern European accent and a pulled Melania-style pout to mock the soon-to-be First Lady in the wake of her recent plagiarism row.
‘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.
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’.
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 rn’. 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.
Then there was this exercise in banality:
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 21, 2016
Still two months until Trump is actually president and these losers will have long jumped the shark with these lame stunts. Meanwhile, Obama’s cult is still going strong:
"Obama is still a powerful force for the generation that grew up working for him. 'He’s our Jesus Christ.'” https://t.co/MA8Hw8cHRS
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 21, 2016
He’s our Jesus Christ.