Gal Gadot and Will Ferrell in the cringe "Imagine" video.
Just when we thought our world couldn’t feel more dystopic, a group of super rich celebrities has created a video montage of John Lennon’s “Imagine” (of course) that feels very “this is the last thing you see before you die.”The video was posted to Gal Gadot’s Instagram. In the clip the actress explains that she is in self-quarantine and the pandemic is affecting everyone and “we’re all in this together.” She notes that she saw a video of an Italian man playing “Imagine” on the trumpet, which apparently prompted the celebrity-singalong. In less than 24 hours it has 4.5 million views on Instagram.
In a country where only the privileged seem to have access to adequate testing, the last thing we want to watch is a remix of rich people quarantining in their mansions telling us to “imagine” a better world. Yet here we are, obsessively watching this video because it’s so tone-deaf that we can’t look away.
Gal Gadot kicks things off saying she’s on day six of her quarantine and that the virus has her feeling a bit “philosophical.” She’s reflecting on a video she saw from Italy of a man in quarantine playing “Imagine” from his balcony that moved her deeply. So naturally she does what Americans do best: she recruits an army of celebrities to reboot a foreign film and destroys its purity. Also her skin looks great; not touching your face really works.
Intro 0:00-1:05 - Gal Gadot
She’s outside, no!
Celebrity #1 - 1:06 Kristen Wiig
A famous model? Idk! How about you donate some money?
Celebrity #2 - 1:12 Jamie Dornan
Hard to believe someone can have over 300 million listens on Spotify and I've never heard of them till this shitty video.
Celebrity #3 - 1:15 Labrinth (?)
The guy in the friend group who is a little too good at karaoke.
Celebrity #4 - 1:17 James Marsden
Get back to phone-banking for Bernie, we need you!
Celebrity #5 - 1:20 Sarah Silverman
This kid looks like he’s about 20 minutes away from getting a face tattoo.
Celebrity #6 - 1:30 Eddie Benjamin
Easily the funniest thing he’s ever done. Also, he looks like he’s slowly morphing into Jay Leno.
Celebrity #7 - 1:35 Jimmy Fallon
There is a rumour that author Jonathan Safran Foer left his wife for Natalie Portman without checking to see if Natalie was actually on board with dating him. This video is slightly more embarrassing than that.
Celebrity #8 - 1:39 Natalie Portman
Quarantine looks like it’s the worst thing to happen to Zoe since The Incident.
Celebrity #9 - 1:43 Zoe Kravitz
iMmamaggginneee alllll the ppeeeeeyooopplllleeeeeeeee livvinnggg foorahhh toaaddaayyy YAOOAOUUUYYYYUUOU
Celebrity #10 - 1:45 Sia
Unrelated trivia: While the actress is best known for playing Wonder Woman, she also voices a character in Fallout 4, a videogame about the hellscape America is left in after a worldwide catastrophe.
Celebrity #11 - 1:59 Lynda Carter
Pretending I never saw this; can’t bring myself to drag Amy.
Celebrity #12 - 2:06 Amy Adams
Proving musical theatre kids will take any opportunity to sing, regardless of whether it is appropriate.
Celebrity #13 - 2:11 Leslie Odom Jr.
“Imagine no… possessions…” he sings extremely half-heartedly from his Malibu beach house.
Celebrity #14 - 2:20 Pedro Pascal
Like the virus, O'Dowd is also much bigger in Europe.
Celebrity #15 - 2:23 Chris O’Dowd
He looks like he’s on day 60 of quarantine.
Celebrity #16 - 2:26 Will Ferrell
Like…I'm not really angry he did this, but I am disappointed.
Celebrity #17 - 2:31 Mark Ruffalo
Career's been dead for oh so longDon't know why she's on this song
Celebrity #18 - 2:35 Norah Jones
This is quite literally the opposite of social distancing.
Celebrities #19, #20, #21 - 2:41 Ashley Benson, Kaia Gerber, Cara Delevingne
I bet she felt really excited to be included on the video. Good for her.
Celebrity #22 - 2:46 Annie Mumolo
This is the only song I want to hear Maya sing!FIN.