Despite the awkward set up, some people loved the reference to Melania Trump's plagiarism of Michelle Obama, while some people hated it—so goes the comedy game.
Still, the controversy got a little too heated for Hadid, and she took to Twitter (via a handwritten note), to apologize.
Hadid explains that she's been ridiculed by awkward comedy "skits" herself, and Sunday night was her own opportunity, at last, to a deliver a clumsy impression of a popular model who hangs out with someone more famous than herself.
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 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 & have only the best wishes for our country.
While she apologized to anyone she offended, she also defended herself by saying she edited out parts of the sketch that were more offensive.
Does anyone else want to see the unedited script?
The "most respected writers in the business" sound like they may have come up with a better set up and, we can only hope, a few better jokes for the impression.
For instance, this joke about Melania's plagiarism, delivered by the Donald himself, is way better.
Next time she breaks out the impression, Hadid should really hire whoever wrote that one (hint: it wasn't Donald).