So far, President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter — as he often does — to criticize the cast of "Hamilton" and the comedians on "Saturday Night Live." Will model Gigi Hadid be next?
During the American Music Awards Sunday night, Hadid gave an impersonation of the incoming first lady, mocking Melania Trump's accent and appearance, after her cohost, comedian Jay Pharoah, did his impressions of rapper Jay Z and the president-elect.
Before starting the act, which she said she had worked on "all week," Hadid squinted her eyes and plumped up her lips.
"I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia," the supermodel said with an accent, poking fun at the plagiarism scandal that surrounded Melania Trump's speech — portions of which were allegedly lifted from a speech first lady Michelle Obama had given years before — at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland over the summer.
Shortly after Hadid made fun of Melania Trump, observers took to Twitter to rebuke the cohost for her "disrespectful" display. Even CNN's Jake Tapper weighed in on the controversy:
It's pretty simple. If you don't think mocking Michelle Obama is cool then don't mock Melania Trump.— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1479743663.0
So shocked to see @GiGiHadid mock @MELANIATRUMP, so disrespectful to women everywhere !! #AMAs You need to apologize !!!— linda (@linda)1479739044.0
I know @Maybelline will never fire @GiGiHadid but I will forever boycott them. Say NO to bullying. #boycottmaybelline— SloaneRanger (@SloaneRanger)1479741997.0
So, @GiGiHadid finds it OK to mock #MelaniaTrump because of her accent. Tolerant liberals at it again.— Hey Tony (@Hey Tony)1479732843.0
Later in the show, award presenters Mark Cuban, host of ABC's "Shark Tank," and singer Idina Menzel also mocked Donald Trump. Both celebrities were supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and jokingly bemoaned not being invited to the presidential inauguration.
The entire ceremony was filled with jabs directed at the Trumps. At one point, the punk-pop group Green Day led the audience in a brazen chant against the Republican: "No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!