In the middle of a global health crisis, where we’ve seen creatives and artists band together to find new ways to create entertainment for their fans, we’ve also seen some sh*t. There’s been deranged Tik Toks, an array of wild tweets, but somewhere in the middle of it all… Gal Gadot decided to enlist a bunch of celebs to create a montage video of them singing ‘Imagine’.
It begins with Gadot herself, before we receive a line each from a range of other celebs. Sia, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Natalie Portman, and Zoe Kravitz are some of the lineup covering the John Lennon and Yoko Ono song.
The video initially surfaced on Gal Gadot’s Instagram.
Gadot begins the video saying, “These past few days got me feeling a bit philosophical. You know, this virus has affected the entire world. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from. We’re all in this together.”
Despite the probably-good intentions behind the video, it’s been met with a bunch of criticism. Not just because the video is genuinely terrible either.
Enjoy some of the reactions below.
imagine— IMAGINE—having $17 million dollars and thinking that making a video clip of you singing one line of a song would help anyone
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 19, 2020
on my way to pick up gal gadot, evangeline lilly, and vanessa hudgens. y’all need anything? pic.twitter.com/cvI1TPq1Zg
— levi (@_TheBabashook) March 19, 2020
I’m glad Gal Gadot brought the world together by giving everyone a video we can all collectively dunk on.
— abby russell (@ybbaaabby) March 19, 2020
*we need money*
*people are dying*
celebrities: no thank you. but imagine all the peopleee yehaaah living fooooOooor today pic.twitter.com/Lr2nffvYDr
— norma (@eightieswave) March 19, 2020
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
The Gal Gadot/others Imagine video would have been the perfect 30 Rock plotline wherein Jenna spiraled after not being asked to contribute and publicly announced that she had coronavirus for the attention
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) March 19, 2020
Torn between being mortified by the Imagine video and furious I wasn’t asked
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 19, 2020
Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon after posting that video of them singing “Imagine” off-key pic.twitter.com/CLTHgsS3XV
— ahmad (@ephwinslow) 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