While many celebrities are doing everything they can to try and help out with the coronavirus pandemic, giving money to various charities, posting uplifting messages on social media and trying to just generally remain positive amidst all this madness, actress Gal Gadot has taken a bit of a different approach.
Earlier this week, the Wonder Woman star shared an Instagram video where herself along with several other celebs came together to sing a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo, Jimmy Fallon and more all joined the actress to help perform the track and you can see the clip for yourself down below:
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We are in this together, we will get through it together. Let’s imagine together. Sing with us ❤ All love to you, from me and my dear friends. #WeAreOne ……. #KristenWiig #JamieDornan @labrinth @james_marsden @sarahkatesilverman @eddiebenjamin @jimmyfallon @natalieportman @zoeisabellakravitz @siamusic @reallyndacarter @amyadams @leslieodomjr @pascalispunk @chrisodowd @hotpatooties #WillFerrell @markruffalo @norahjones @ashleybenson @kaiagerber @caradelevingne @anniemumolo @princesstagramslam
On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be anything necessarily wrong with the video, and Gadot’s intentions are obviously good. But this being the internet, it’s already spawned outrage on social media, with many people calling it “cringe” and “out of touch” and demanding that these celebs put their money where their mouth is and donate to some charities. And frankly, we can see where they’re coming from.
Below you can find just a sampling of what folks are saying on Twitter:
that Gal Gadot imagine video really is the Cats of quarantine
— Johanna Ramm (@johannaramm) March 19, 2020
Rich celebrities giving us peasants hope?
— Jessica (@freedom2144) March 19, 2020
Gal Gadot to the other out of touch celebrities:
"Shall we donate a bunch of money to help those in need right now or shall we sing a song?"
"Give the filthy peasants real help?" *laughter from all of them through sips of wine as they start singing #Imagine*
— Lynlisss (@tobosbunny) March 19, 2020
Gal Gadot and crew be like “We’Re HeLpInG”. Listen, I appreciate the sentiments, but if my ass can donate to keep local businesses alive y’all can spare some cash too
— BUN | BlondeBunny (@BlondexBunny) March 19, 2020
in south korea and italy celebrities are donating money to help with the #COVID19 crisis, and then there's gal gadot & friends singing 'imagine' by john lennon as if that will help
JUST DONATE MONEY
— Soraya Montenegro (@mottisjandra) March 19, 2020
Yea kinda hard to watch this, & I like alot of these folks.
— @ronron1170 (@BoyetteRonnie) March 19, 2020
I, for one, am SHOCKED that Gal Gadot did something tone deaf
— Andy (@trillyrobinson) March 19, 2020
I adore Gal Gadot but she needs to stop drinking the Kool aide
— Johnny (@MrSquirrel70) March 19, 2020
I came back on Twitter just to make fun of that Gal Gadot video
— Derek (@DerekMichaelL) March 19, 2020
the gal gadot video is probably the worst video I’ve ever seen on the internet
— Drew Beringer (@drewberinger) March 19, 2020
Aww to be rich and full of no worry
— Tony Webb (@tc_pucks) March 19, 2020
i think i threw up in my mouth a little ?
— ?HI/HOH? (@KL2YM) March 19, 2020
love gal gadot but her vid was cringey 🙁
— ⌇ (@katewilleign_) March 19, 2020
The definition of cringe. Wow that was bad.
— Brandon Van Vliet (@RestHollywood) March 19, 2020
Auto block all libs posting that cringey @GalGadot (and other lame celebs) singing vid. ??
— DC Basement » ☕️? (@DCBasement) March 19, 2020
The Gal Gadot Imagine video is way worse than the Vanessa Hudgens video imo
— Chris Kuehn (@kwayne_tang) March 19, 2020
— Rad-Roo (@rad_roo) March 19, 2020
This shit is sad
— No_One_You_Follow (@NoOneYou_Follow) March 19, 2020
Despite some of these comments, this video is at least a lot less cringe than the one Vanessa Hudgens shared earlier this week. And like we said above, Gadot obviously had the right intentions and surely didn’t realize her clip would spark so much uproar. But again, we can also see why it’s angered many people and at the end of the day, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion.
Let’s not forget though that there are more important things to be worrying about right now than celebrity videos. After all, the coronavirus is still tearing through the world and spreading fast. So, make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and safe.