We didn’t need Gal Gadot’s celebrity-packed ‘Imagine,’ but, well, here it is
Even Wonder Woman is wondering how to keep morale up these days.
Yesterday, Gal Gadot gathered her celebrity pals together for a pastiched video of them singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” on Instagram.
“Day six in self-quarantine,” Gadot explained before the singing started. “I gotta say, these past few days have gotten me feeling a bit philosophical. This virus has affected the entire world. Everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from. We’re all in this together.”
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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
Gadot’s take on Lennon’s balladic appeal to human unity features Sia, James Marsden, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Kravitz and Natalie Portman, among others.
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The “Wonder Woman 1984” star said she was inspired to join in song by a video of an Italian man playing the trumpet on his balcony for his neighbors during Italy’s lockdown. It’s a nice thought, and many online appreciated seeing celebs in their lounge-wear belting out a familiar tune. Still, others — including a noted comic electrician — objected.
this has to be a comedy sketch
a group of the richest 1% singing ‘imagine’ to help the global pandemic
this HAS to be a satirical sketch ? https://t.co/96SXheuPNZ
— Eve Cornwell (@Evecornwell) March 19, 2020
Here’s a message from people with a lot of possessions that can take a year off of work and not flinch telling everyone outa work to imagine a world with no possessions while people are living in the street a half mile away from ‘em. RT @MattWalshBlog:
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) March 19, 2020
To be fair, that critique of “Imagine” is nothing new. John Lennon was called a hypocrite for the composition’s message of peace, love and anti-materialism — even by his own son.
PJ Grisar is the Forward’s culture fellow. He can be reached at [email protected]