Gal Gadot seems to find it simple to stir up the waters, but none of her controversial creations has elicited as much criticism as John Lennon’s “Imagine” cover video did during the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020.
As you may recall, the controversy began when Gadot and a number of her Hollywood colleagues teamed up to deliver a warm message to healthcare workers and others affected by viral infections.
The public response, on the other hand, was anything but in-kind and supportive, and several prominent commentators went so far as to criticize the celebrity for her lack of awareness.
The surge was so great, in fact, that even Gadot had to respond to it for the sake of fairness. More than a year after the video went viral, people are still making jokes about it.
When the actress was recently featured on the cover of InStyle, it couldn’t be avoided.
The interviewer inquired as to why Gadot decided to “take the piss” and perform the song again at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards recently, to which she quipped: “Yeah. Might as well. They had a mic there.” She further added:
“It just felt right, and I don’t take myself too seriously. And with the whole ‘Imagine’ controversy, it’s funny. I was calling Kristen [Wiig] 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 bulls-eye, right? I felt like I wanted to take the air out of it, so that [event] was a delightful opportunity to do that.”
While we may never forget the “Imagine” cover video due to the slew of memes it sparked, I believe Gal Gadot has made up for her earlier mistake with her unwavering positivity in recent months.
In case you have forgotten, here’s the clip below. Let us know your thoughts.
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