Do you remember Gal Gadot and other celebrities got together and sang Imagine at the peak of pandemic? At that time, people criticized them all and called this gesture tone deaf. Similarly, people called out the rich and famous for trying to create an image of utopian world when people were dying. After two years, the Wonder Woman actress is admitting that it was in bad taste. Finally, she recognizes that it was not the right time for it.
At the peak of pandemic, Gal Gadot gathered the rich and famous for a cover video of Imagine.
In March 2020, right when COVID-19 had started to spread destruction, Gal Gadot and Hollywood’s other A-list celebrities joined hands. While Wonder Woman was at the front, other celebrities followed her lead and sang John Lennon’s Imagine. At the beginning of the video, Gal Gadot said:
“Day 6 in self-quarantine and I got to say that these past few days got me feeling philosophical. You know this virus has affected the entire world, everyone. Doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, we’re all in this together. I ran into this video of this Italian guy who was playing his trumpet in his balcony for all the other people locked in their homes. And he was playing Imagine and there was something so powerful and pure about this video.”
Along with her the video featured Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan Sarah Silverman, Mark Ruffalo, Will Farrell, Pedro Pascal, Natalie Portman Amy Adams and Sia.
Despite the effort from the celebrities, the video got backlash.
According to people, Gal Gadot and the gang missed the point and the video was declared tone deaf. At the same time, people criticized the rich and famous celebrities for singing a song in their massive mansions. Similarly, people wanted them to donate to the COVID-19 aid instead of singing Imagine. At that time, Jamie Dornan came forward to defend Gal Gadot and said:
Kristen texted two days before that came out, ‘My friend Gal and I are trying to organize this thing to lift people’s spirits. We basically just want you saying a round of Imagine.’ So I was like, ‘Of course I’ll do it.’ I thought it was a lovely thing to do. Kristen said, ‘This is great. Whatever happens, happens.’ And then she texted a couple of days later saying, ‘Sorry.’ They were just trying to do a good thing.
After two years Gal Gadot has admitted that Imagine video was in bad taste.
In a recent interview, Gal Gadot talked about the cringe-worthy Imagine video. While she thought it was in pure intention, she admits why it did not sit well with many people. According to her:
“I was calling Kristen [Wiig] and I was like, ‘Listen, I want to do this thing.’ The pandemic was in Europe and Israel before it came [to the US] in the same way. I was seeing where everything was headed. But [the video] was premature. It wasn’t the right timing, and it wasn’t the right thing. It was in poor taste.”
Furthermore Gal Gadot said:
“All pure intentions, but sometimes you don’t hit the bullseye, right? I felt like I wanted to take the air out of it, so that was a delightful opportunity to do that.”
At the moment, the Wonder Woman actress is getting ready to promote her upcoming film, Death on the Nile.