Remember at the beginning of the pandemic when Gal Gadot and a bunch of other celebrities got together to remake John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and got universally roasted for it?
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Well the exact same thing is happening right now after Julianne Moore, Aaron Paul and a load of other tone-deaf celebrities repeated the same mistake – thinking the general public wants to be lectured by a bunch of privileged multi-millionaires on moral values and Black Lives Matter.
Just watch this absolute cringefest for yourself:
regret to inform you the celebs are at it again pic.twitter.com/pfORBiqvrX
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) June 11, 2020
Now obviously the message behind it is well-intentioned and something we should all be thinking about, but holy shit that was difficult to get through. It just seemed like a bunch of really talented actors doing really bad acting. You can even see some of their eyes reading the text as though they couldn’t even memorise a few lines. Even a guy like Aaron Paul who everybody loves goes full-on Jesse Pinkman comes off like an insincere douche bag.
Unsurprisingly, it’s getting ripped by 99.9% of people on social media:
I take responsibility for dropping my drink on the floor from cringing so hard.
— neontaster (@neontaster) June 11, 2020
#ITakeResponsibility is trashy, performative, emotional masturbation for the camera.
Nothing says “heartfelt” like not memorizing ONE SENTENCE for your Grammy nominated tears that show us YOUR pain and how very much YOU hurt.
Go on then. Because, you know, it’s all about you.
— Kat in AK (@KatGraceAK) June 11, 2020
No matter how well-intentioned, they always fall back on performative nonsense. They have this insatiable need to come out “good” and righteous in every situation.
— Pam (@Pam37654336) June 11, 2020
Have they taken responsibility for Weinstein and others like him yet?
— Wilberforce Be With You (@PaineInTheNeck) June 11, 2020
#ITakeResponsibility? Are they acting in this PSA? Did black people ask for this? Can someone help me understand?
— Jamin Keene (@JaminKCreates) June 11, 2020
— Natasha Lennard (@natashalennard) June 11, 2020
Terrible lack of diversity in this video. https://t.co/TY7zZGVcjd
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 11, 2020
when they do that bizzare actors cadence it makes the whole thing 200x more transparently performative
— Tom (@TomAaargh) June 11, 2020
Celebrities stick to your weird Hollywood sex cults, Occult practices, and bad acting. That video was cringe as the movie “Cats.” #ITakeResponsibility
— Ronnie Harwell (@RonnieHarwell1) June 12, 2020
What are they auditioning for
— Stone Cold Jane Austen (@AbbyHiggs) June 11, 2020
#ITakeResponsibility is the biggest cringe I’ve seen in a while. Did you Hollywood people learn NOTHING from Gal Gadot a few months ago? Jesus Christ: your agents who told you to do this are WRONG. The world does not need you right now.
— History Impossible (@ARaderVon) June 12, 2020
Damn, even BuzzFeed thinks celebs are cringe with their virtue signaling.
— A God Amongst Men (@AGodAmongstMen2) June 12, 2020
And on and on it goes. I just cannot believe that celebrities didn’t take the hint from the reaction to the ‘Imagine’ video back in March and realise that people do not want to see this sort of thing from them. These are multi-millionaire celebrities – the most privileged peope in the world. We don’t need them to publicly state what good people they are and patronise the rest of us about “taking responsibility” the way they claim they are doing.
At least that’s one thing everyone can agree on in 2020 – mutual disdain for virtue signalling celebrity idiots.
Speaking of that ‘Imagine’ video, you can re-live the cringe HERE.