It probably started off as a good idea. Most cringe things do. Someone – and in this case, that someone is Gal Gadot – thought it would be a nice idea to get a bunch of celebrities to sing a line each of John Lennon‘s Imagine while staring straight down the barrel of their phone.
Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, Sia, Lynda Carter, Amy Adams, Mark Ruffalo, Ashley Benson and lot of famous singing “Imagine” on this critical times ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xCdoX8PMrC
— pam ????????♀️ (@sidetolaufer) March 19, 2020
Watch it, if you can – PEDESTRIAN.TV’s News Editor David Adams could only watch it in “half-second slices”, which is why I am writing this story instead of him. (Sorry, everyone, I’m sorry.)
Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig (why), Jamie Dornan, Mark Ruffalo (WHYYY), Natalie Portman (lol), Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell (oh come on dude), Zoe Kravitz, Sia, Amy Adams (oh mate), James Marsden, Chris O’Dowd and more all got involved in this ham-fisted and awkward attempt at good will.
There’s something off about the whole endeavour. Is it the huge gaping divide between how the rich and famous (particularly in the United States) will survive the COVID-19 pandemic versus the poor? Is it that their combined net worths would buy a whole lot of coronavirus testing kits if they so chose? Is it just that Imagine isn’t good?
Hey celebs, we don't want to be sung to. We want you to use a million or two of your money and order ventilators, masks, and gloves from the manufacturers then donate them to a hospital. Or pay for the salaries of an entire staff at a bar, restaurant, or daycare. #imagine
— Casey Cipriani (@CaseyCip) March 19, 2020
When Gal Gadot leads a celebrity sing-along of “Imagine” pic.twitter.com/CO10sMll4y
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 19, 2020
No politician can unify people in the way that the “Imagine” video seems to have united every single person against it.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 19, 2020
Gal Gadot's Imagine video annotated with Net Worths pic.twitter.com/VvRlwTzkXv
— asimpledingus (@asimpledingus) March 19, 2020
Now it needs to be said there are some people who enjoyed the video. Yes, they exist too! They! Are! Valid!
But it also needs to be said that Piers Morgan – yes, that narcissistic fartbag – seems to be on the right side of things here. And that’s a darker timeline than I ever wanted to imagine.
The only thing it's 'moved' is the entire world to realise there's something even worse than Coronavirus. https://t.co/E0YX85CfSf
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 19, 2020