Last week, Gal Gadot and a collection of assorted celebrities who seem to be on some sort of group text thread created a Frankenstein version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” to comfort the sad, sick plebes. If the song has been accompanied by a monetary donation, it might have been tolerable. Without that, it can only be described as “cringe.”
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The Internet had a fun time mocking the out of touch celebs, even other celebs. Without much else to do in our homes, everyone is a target.
No politician can unify people in the way that the “Imagine” video seems to have united every single person against it.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 19, 2020
The Gal Gadot/others Imagine video would have been the perfect 30 Rock plotline wherein Jenna spiraled after not being asked to contribute and publicly announced that she had coronavirus for the attention
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) March 19, 2020
me closing the gal gadot video out after the first lyric pic.twitter.com/SuXXz3YlNE
— Jasmine 💕 (@jasaaliyahhh) March 19, 2020
The latest person to step up and risk making things awkward at the next Met Gala is musician John Mayer, who posted a video to Instagram about the PR debacle.
After describing the video (in case anyone somehow missed it), John Mayer says, “I have to come clean about something. They actually asked me to be a part of this, and I totally misunderstood the assignment. I thought they wanted me to sing ‘Imagine’ by Ariana Grande, from her 2019 smash-hit album, Sweetener.” Then he shares a “cut” of the video with him included.
i’m like actually losing my mind over this video John Mayer made. my king pic.twitter.com/2TBRf9znJW
— annee (@annee_izatt) March 23, 2020
“Imagine there’s no heaven,” sings Gal.
“It’s easy if you try,” continues Kristen Wiig.
“No hell below us,” croons Jamie Dornan.
Then cut to John Mayer singing, “Me with no makeup, you in the bathtub, bubbles and bubbly ooooooh.”
Everyone seems to agree that this is a version of celebs yodeling in their mansions that they’d actually to see:
john mayer is one of the funniest humans alive, consistently https://t.co/4bFgTMbs3Z
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 24, 2020
The best part about this is that John Mayer is telling this story on a show he hosts for Lisa Frank.
Let me repeat that again: John Mayer’s boss is Lisa Frank. https://t.co/5mqSTS5o6M
— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgphoto) March 24, 2020
He did what was right https://t.co/RTfsfs9hEZ
— Trevor Norris (@trevor_norris0) March 25, 2020
This is a lot better than the original one they posted! Everyone would’ve been happy 😂
— Lupita Saucedo (@lupeee_s) March 24, 2020
I just c a c k l e d https://t.co/WqUB8tH8dg
— Nikki Mara (@nikki_mara) March 24, 2020
In a way, Gal Gadot did bring everyone together. Plus, we just can’t stop talking about her, which is probably what she really wants anyway!