Gal Gadot, Amy Adams slammed for 'cheesy and out-of-touch' rendition of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
The video, which also features the likes of Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and Zoe Kravitz, didn't go down well with Twitterati
Gal Gadot and her A-lister friends have been called 'out of touch' by social media users after they joined together to sing a version of John Lennon's 'Imagine' and shared it online.
Though the celebrities expressed their heartfelt emotions as they sang, many social media users were not pleased and took to slamming the stars for sharing the video. The video features the likes of Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Zoe Kravitz, among several others.
One such user wrote on Twitter, "I don't know how millionaires singing about 'no possessions' from their mansions is supposed to ease my anxiety." Another user added, "How out of touch is this?" A third chimed in, "Cheesy and embarrassing until they donate money I [couldn't] care less about this video."
"Just seen the celeb Imagine video and now coronavirus no longer scares me," another said jokingly. "This is so cursed how did this even come to happen do they have a gc [group chat] and gal gadot was like hey u know what would lift everyone's spirits? An awkward rendition of Imagine" wrote a fan.
The video had started out Gal Gadot saying that it has been the 6th day in self-quarantine and that she was feeling philosophical. "You know, this virus has affected the entire world, everyone — doesn't matter who you are, where you are from, we are all in this together," she said.
She added how she had been inspired to start the 'Imagine' rendition after seeing a viral video of an Italian man playing the trumpet for his neighborhood as the country deals with a lockdown. Italy, with a population of 60 million, recorded at least 3,405 deaths, or roughly 150 more than in China — a country with a population over 20 times larger.
"There was something so powerful and pure about this video," she shared referring to the Italian man. The clip then cuts to each celebrity singing a line starting with Kristen Wiig, followed by Jamie Dornan, Labrinth, James Marsden, and Sarah Silverman.
As the song progresses, Eddie Benjamin, Jimmy Fallon, and Sia are heard singing. Lynda Carter, along with Amy Adams, Leslie Odom Jr., Pedro Pascal, Chris O'Dowd, and Dawn O'Porter also sang in the celebrity powered rendition of the song.
The video concludes with Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Norah Jones, Ashley Benson, Kaia Gerber, Cara Delevingne, Annie Mumolo, and Maya Rudolph joining in before Gal Gadot sang the last line. Social media remained unimpressed with the celeb rendition as the US deals with lockdowns, widespread job losses, and a declining stock market.
According to CNN, there are now over 8,700 confirmed cases and have been around 150 deaths in the US. On Wednesday, March 18, the Senate approved a coronavirus relief package which includes paid emergency leave and measures for free testing. The legislation was signed by POTUS Donald Trump on Wednesday.