Wonder Woman Star Gal Gadot has finally owned up to the stupidity of her 2020 video in which she joined a group of celebrities singing John Lennon’s Imagine. It was supposed to be a way to comfort people back during the first Covid lockdown, but it was just plain dumb and was justifiably mocked at the time. Now, the 36 year old Gal Gadot has confessed that it was a mistake in an interview with InStyle Magazine.
Back in 2020, Gadot wrote in the Twitter release of the video, “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.”
But no one saw any connection between the lyrics of a song that calls for a world without any religion to the worldwide crisis. Also, the singing was awful.
Gal Gadot was joined by Israeli born Oscar winner Natalie Portman, Maya Rudolph (her father is Jewish), Sarah Silverman and, of course, Will Ferrell. They were also accompanied by Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon and Zoe Kravitz. The short video certainly falls into the “what the heck were they thinking” category.
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So what does Gal Gadot say now about it, with the benefit of almost two full years of hindsight? Gadot told InStyle that at the time, “it just felt right, and I don’t take myself too seriously.”
“I was calling Kristen [Wiig],” she explained, “and I was like, ‘Listen, I want to do this thing.’ The pandemic was in Europe and Israel before it came here [to the U.S.] 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. All pure intentions, but sometimes you don’t hit the bull’s-eye, right? I felt like I wanted to take the air out of it, so that [event] was a delightful opportunity to do that.”
It wasn’t the right timing? It will never be the right time for it? It’s just that terrible and pointless and clueless.
The video was so memorable that JBN awarded the Wonder Woman star its Most Embarrassing Moment Award for the year 2020. At the time we wrote, “For us the biggest silly and embarrassing moment of 2020 had to be when a bunch of clueless Hollywood celebrities led by Gal Gadot decided to do something to entertain, or maybe help to calm, all the millions isolating in their homes because of the Covid-19 pandemic back in arch. This came in the form of a video released on social media where they all sang John Lennon’s imagine.”
We are still waiting for a real apology, and so is the world.