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Model Gigi Hadid responds to backlash over her Melania Trump impersonation

Supermodel Gigi Hadid impersonates Melania Trump during the American Music Awards Sunday night. (YouTube)

Model Gigi Hadid caused quite a stir for her "disrespectful" and "offensive" impersonation of incoming first lady Melania Trump during the American Music Awards over the weekend, and now she's apologizing — sort of.

While she was cohosting the AMAs Sunday night, Hadid poked fun at Trump's alleged plagiarism of first lady Michelle Obama's speech during her address at the Republican National Convention over the summer, saying, "I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia." She also mocked the Slovenian-born supermodel's accent and appearance.

After facing a lot of scrutiny for the skit, Hadid defended her actions and offered a wishy-washy apology to those who were upset by her impersonation.

In a letter posted to her Twitter account Monday evening, she said her comments were made "in good humor" and there was no "bad intent" behind the impression. In fact, Hadid said she removed some lines that were in the original script because she felt they went "too far."

"I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run," Hadid wrote. "I apologize to anyone that I offended & have only the best wishes for our country."

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