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Gigi Hadid's AMAs Co-Host Jay Pharoah Defends Melania Trump Impression

Gigi Hadid's AMAs Co-Host Jay Pharoah Defends Melania Trump Impression

Gigi Hadid‘s 2016 American Music Awards co-host Jay Pharoah is coming to her defense over her controversial Melania Trump impression during the show’s opening this past weekend.

VIDEO: Watch Gigi Hadid’s Melania Trump impression

“Everybody pump the brakes one damn minute! Over the last 8 years the beautiful Michelle Obama has been the victim of excessive slurring! The Beautiful Flotus has been called Ape, Gorilla, Monkey, Manish, Ugly, Disgusting, ‘Not fit to be in the whitehouse,’ always physically attacked by the general populous, nobody really snaps about it! Flotus has always been on point with the wordplay in her speeches. At the AMA’S we exaggerated a SPEECH THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED, where Melania CLEARLY PLAGIARIZED(cause that was the joke) didn’t call her ugly, manish, or anything, and everybody LOSES IT?! Really? GTFOH,” Jay wrote on his Facebook.

If you missed it, Gigi also responded to the backlash in a handwritten note on her social media.

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  • John Dow

    One nobody defends another nobody :) Well, nothing new. Just another attention whores.

  • Angie

    Great point about Michelle, Jay!

  • Tania Alvarez-Hildebrand

    I don’t know why people are getting so worked up, it’s a totally pointless and irrelevant show. I didn’t even know it was going on, lol :) I think he knows by the expression on his face in that picture!

  • Ausangel01

    So previous hosts of an award show with millions of viewers have stood up on stage and openly mocked Mrs. Obama? I guess the media and networks refused to air that.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Why must these black people insert themselves in every situation when the topic of race is discussed? When THE HELL has Michelle Obama been mocked on an awards show? I’ll wait. I’ve never seen such disrespect for a First Lady the way people have show disrespect to Melenia. He needs to GTFO.

  • Visitor

    The deaf, dumb and blind in the funhouse of the alt-right. Must be great living in an alternate reality.

    Long live the mail-order bride smuggled into the country via the failed Trump Modeling Agency.

  • Gina

    Michelle is far less mock-able than Melania, lets be real.

  • shoes4life

    THANK YOU JAY! Funny how everyone is all sensitive now but didn’t mind President Obama and First Lady Michelle being dragged in the mud with hate and racist comments. I’m not saying it should be tit for tat however, stop trying to act like it’s wrong now when you hear dislike of the soon to be President and his wife. When it’s been wrong for 8 years, yet you didn’t care. That’s why most people say it’s about race.

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  • Pat

    Yeah, that’s what SNL and Award shows have been doing for 8 years, calling the Obama’s apes, and making fun of them. The best joke Jay Pharoah ever told, right TFT!