I had hoped that after Gal Gadot & Friends’ bowel-stirring rendition of Imagine failed to bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic, the song would once and for all be taken out back to the woodchipper and turned into a pile of organic compost that might one day nurture a far better peace anthem, one that doesn’t sound like a funeral dirge and reek of unwashed Amsterdam Hilton bed sheets. However, according to The Huffington Post, John Lennon’s first-born son, Julian Lennon, has broken his vow to never perform his dad’s hit song unless it’s the “End of the World.” But Julian dusted it off in the name of helping the people of Ukraine.
Gal Gadot kicked off the coronavirus quarantine by getting her celebrity friends together to do that very ill-received cover of John Lennon‘s Imagine. It was pretty much unanimously hated and now Gal has spoken about the decision to inflict that tone-deaf act of narcissism upon us, saying her intentions were pure but conceding the video didn’t “transcend.” I don’t know, when I saw it for the first time I briefly lost consciousness so maybe I was transcending?
Corona isn’t the only thing going viral these days. With everybody on lockdown and bored out of their minds, we are grasping at straws for anything even mildly entertaining to distract us from this supremely shitty situation. Some desperate souls have even resorted to watching Cats! Which is why you may have seen the video that’s going around where Gal Gadot and a bafflingly random group of celebrities join together as one to sing John Lennon’s Imagine. You see, coronavirus got Gal to thinking: What if we are all really the same? And to her credit, when it comes right down to it, celebrities really are just like us. They’re also bored, scared, barely any of them can sing, and the ones who can sing, are always doing too much.