Friday, December 9, 2016

Hadid's controversial impression of Melania Trump was aimed at the wrong target

Jen Abele
Staff Writer

Gigi Hadid is a supermodel who co hosted with Jay Pharoah from SNL during the American Music Awards on Nov. 20. Gigi Hadid wanted to show the AMAs that she is also capable of impressions. Gigi’s Melania Trump impression was immediately blasted by social media. Gigi stated. “I love my husband, President Barack Obama,” laughter erupts. “And our children, Sasha and Malia.”  
 Gigi Hadid took to Twitter on Nov. 21 after all the backlash against the controversial monologue defending her performance:“I was honored to host the AMA’s 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 apologize to anyone I may have offended and have only the best wishes for our country.”
 Gigi Hadid’s controversial impression was about Melania Trump’s plagiarism due to a Trump employee while giving “her” speech at the Republican National Convention on July 18.  Viewers felt the impression was a personal attack on Melania Trump.Why did Gigi continue to keep the controversial skit if she already ‘edited or changed any jokes that went too far’? It’s normal to make fun of Donald Trump when he creates contradicting controversial statements, and it’s expected. Melania made a mistake. Leave her alone!
 Instead of digging into Melania Trump’s RNC speech and what a laugh it was. Think about how embarrassed she must have felt when her speech  used dialogue from Michelle Obama when her husband is running for the Republican Party. Meredith Mclver, a Trump employee staff writer, came forward that she did plagiarize Michelle Obama’s Speech from 2008. Meredith asked Melania to recite passages of Michelle’s speech through a phone call because she mentioned Michelle Obama as a first lady she admires. Meredith then copied down passages that Melania liked, and put them into the speech. Meredith didn’t compare Melania’s speech with Michelle Obama’s later on. In a twisted form of events, Meredith asked to resign, but her request was rejected. Donald Trump explained that everyone makes mistakes and claimed that Meredith would grow from this experience.  
 Gigi shouldn’t have dug her claws into Melania Trump after such a polarizing election. The AMAs are about talented celebrities getting all dolled up to watch as their dreams come true. Creating a controversial impression only added fuel to the fire. Instead of throwing Melania Trump under the bus, take a jab at the Trump employee. Meredith Mclver remains in Trump’s organization. Don’t create comical impressions about Melania’s RNC speech. Instead, criticize Donald Trump for keeping Meredith Mclver on his staff after she made Melania Trump look like a laughing stock. Donald Trump did not support his wife, but Melania continues to show her thick skin. Donald Trump continues to criticize Alec Baldwin’s impression of Mr. Trump, Trump continues to criticize news reporters while he chose retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for national security advisor whose son retweeted a fake news article, and Trump continues to criticize everyone on Twitter at 3 o’clock in the morning.  


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