Gal Gadot finally responds to her “Imagine” Video
Remember back in March, when Gal Gadot and a bunch of other celebrities, including Kristen Wiig and James Marsden, decided to record a cover of John Lennon’s Imagine, thinking that it was a good idea? Well, Gadot has now finally responded to what she felt about that cover. And the Wonder Woman star took her time, considering that the internet absolutely revolted when they heard that cover.
Gal Gadot tried to do a “good deed,” but it failed to “transcend”
It feels like a lifetime, but all this happened only 7 months. Twitter and all other social media sites were fuming at Gal Gadot and her attempt to somehow cure the Coronavirus with Imagine. Well, after all the outrage has died down, Gadot has finally given a response to that video. While talking to Vanity Fair, the interviewer brought up that fateful song. Gadot said:
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.
That was Gal Gadot’s and all her friends’ intention, without a doubt. However, she did assume responsibility for the cover, but ended her comment in a unique phrase:
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.
Why it didn’t transcend
Yes, Gal Gadot said, “it didn’t transcend”. What exactly was Gal Gadot expecting to transcend? Did Gadot think that she and her friends could somehow help the people with their real-world problems while sitting in their multi-million dollar houses with no worries of the food they eat running out, or the roof being taken away from their heads, by just singing a song? And that’s what caused the backlash.
People wanted these stars to contribute more to what the people were suffering at the time. They were losing their jobs, their homes, their lives because or as a result of the virus. And as beautiful as Lennon’s Imagine is, it doesn’t put food on the table. It looks even worse when you see it coming from stars sitting in their glass mansions. In all this, it is quite difficult to see what exactly was Gal Gadot hoping would “transcend”. In fact, I might just use this phrase from now on if my pieces aren’t able to do their job.
In case you missed out on what happened back in March, here’s the Imagine video that we’re talking about:
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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
After the backlash and outcry, a number of other celebrities called out Gal Gadot and co. as well. In fact, this Imagine video became a meme, with many people passing puns about it. Sarah Silverman even mentioned it while making her “Naked Ballot” PSA.