Gal Gadot admits 2020 star-studded ‘Imagine’ video was ‘in bad taste’
Gal Gadot addressed the backlash to his star-studded “Imagine” cover almost two years after the “grinding my teeth” video went viral.
the Wonder woman actor, in a new interview with In the style published Tuesday, January 4), admitted that the infamous social media post was “in bad taste” despite its best intentions.
On March 19, 2020, Gadot posted a celebrity rendition of John Lennon’s song on Instagram to inspire togetherness despite isolation at the start of the Covid pandemic.
Leading Hollywood actors like Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman and Amy Adams had joined Gadot to sing different lines from the 1971 track in a video that had garnered more than 10.5 million views since it was uploaded.
However, a large number of social media users said the coverage was “offline”.
“Honey, look at all the rich people singing Imagine,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Everything will be fine now, even though we both lost our jobs. It was so much better than money and not cranky at all.
Gadot reflected on criticism of his video which included a group of “millionaire singers and actors singing ‘Imagine No Possession'” amid widespread uncertainty and fear of the pandemic.
“The pandemic was in Europe and Israel before it happened [to the US] in the same way. I could see where everything was going. Corn [the video] was premature. Now was not the right time, and it was not the right thing. It was in bad taste, ”the actor said.
“All with pure intentions, but sometimes you don’t hit the nail on the head, do you?” she added.
Celebrities like Chris O’Dowd, who also featured on the controversial “Imagine” cover, Nick Cave, Judge Rinder and Ricky Gervais were among those who backed criticism against the “panic-causing video” after its release.