Gigi Hadid
Hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah open the show at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2016.Reuters

Gigi Hadid, who made her debut as a host at the American Music Awards 2016, has apologised to her fans who got offended when she mocked Melania Trump during the award show. In a handwritten note, Hadid said whatever she did was in good humour.

On Sunday night, the model-actress put on a fake Slovenian accent and mocked Donald Trump's wife Melania. This did not go well with social media users, who slammed her for mocking the future US first lady. One of the users commented saying, "Stick to modeling!" another user tweeted, "Tomorrow morning @realDonaldTrump will tweet to demand @GigiHadid apologise for her Melania Trump impression."

"I'm not a Trump fan at all but Gigi Hadid's frankly racist impression of Melania Trump is really unacceptable," another user wrote.

Following the backlash, Hadid, who is dating singer Zayn Malik, posted a handwritten note on Twitter and apologised for her act. She clarified that it was in a good humour and Melania will understand the show business.

"I was honoured to host the AMAs 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 humour, and with no bad intent. I too have been the centre of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions, and was able to see the humour in it. I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologize to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country. Respectfully, Gigi," her note reads.

Check out her handwritten note below: