We’ve gotten to a stage where everything is so PC that one can’t make light-humoured jokes anymore.
At the American Music Awards on Sunday Night, model Gigi Hadid, who hosted the show alongside Jay Pharoah, impersonated Melania Trump for little more than ten seconds.
The impression was applauded by some but heavily criticised by others, and now Hadid has posted a handwritten apology to address the less positive feedback the monologue received.
She makes the excellent point that she herself has been the subject of skits and was able to laugh about it, because that’s the nature of comedy.
Here’s what Gigi tweeted:
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 22, 2016
It reads: ‘I was honoured to host the AMAs last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business. 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.
‘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. 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. Respectfully, Gigi.’