We all have bad ideas from time to time (remember What Are Sick Chirpse Users Googling?), and especially during a time like this where our brains don’t work properly due to being stuck indoors too much and trying to stay sane/entertain ourselves and others.
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One of the worst ideas of the quarantine era came from Gal Gadot, who decided to round up some of her Hollywood pals back in March and make an unbelievably cringy remake of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. Here’s a reminder:
“We are in this together, we will get through it together.”
Gal Gadot just posted a video of her and other artists (who are also quarantined because of the COVID-19) singing Imagine by John Lennon on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/fRV6GhAF92
— best of gal (@bestofgaI) March 19, 2020
The whole thing was universally panned, and most people couldn’t believe that they didn’t see the negative reaction coming. Who wants to be told that everything is going to be okay by the most privileged people in the world murdering a classic tune from the comfort of their beautiful mansions?
Well anyway, Vanity Fair recently asked Gal Gadot about the poor reception to the video:
Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed. I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world.
I started with a few friends, and then I spoke to Kristen [Wiig]. Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood. Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game. But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend.
You know what? Fair enough. She thought she was doing a “good deed” but it just came off as narcissistic, maybe because Kristen Wiig got all her friends involved and the idea went OTT? Not to shit-stir or anything but maybe that’s what Gal Gadot was implying. Even still you’d think at least one of these celebrities would have a well-paid PR person on hand to tell them what a horrible idea it was from the beginning.
On the plus side, the world received some unintended comedy gold at a time where the virus was still in its relative infancy so fair play to the celebs for at least trying to keep us entertained/make us want to crawl out of our skin from the cringe. They did it for us, guys!
For the stupid ‘whitewashing’ backlash Gal Gadot is getting after being cast as Cleopatra in her next film, click HERE.