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Gigi Hadid mocked Melania Trump’s Accent and her English Pronunciation

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So, at last week’s American Music Awards we all watched as Gigi Hadid made fun of Melania Trump's accent. Should we have been impressed by her ability to transform her face into Melania’s high cheeked pout and her portrayal of Melania’s accented English pronunciation. Or should we have seen this as the mocking of an accent for a cheap laugh? In this case the backlash was instantaneous. Gigi was derided for her so-called racist bullying with her loudest detractor, predictably being Melania’s husband, the President Elect himself. I found it somewhat hypocritical that he found it racist when his wife’s...

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CLINTON, TRUMP AND ACCENTS

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Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s use of accents have received a good deal of attention in the media. Hillary Clinton was accused of changing her accent in order to sway voters — she adopted distinctly different accents tailored to whichever audience she was addressing — while Donald Trump was blasted for mocking the Indian accent. Both “put on” different accents, but their reasons for doing so — and the results — are vastly different. Why? “Code-switching”, a linguistic term which can include changing your accent depending on the situation and setting, is something people often do. (For example, a...

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