Hollywood stars show their privilege by singing about a pandemic from their mansions

Hollywood stars show their privilege by singing about a pandemic from their mansions

Imagine the wealthiest people in the world, singing about having no possessions... The irony.
Updated 20 Mar, 2020

Gal Gadot just went from Wonder Woman to blunder woman real fast.

The actor's attempt to cheer up fans with a celebrity-studded cover of John Lenon's 'Imagine' during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic backfired, as people started calling out the rich for singing about no possessions. Ah, the irony.

Joining Gadot were Hollywood superstars Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo and Will Ferrell amongst many others, each of whom sang their own verse from the chosen song.

The idea was said to be inspired by impromptu local Italian vocalists who played an instrumental version of the same song in their balcony, during city lockdown.

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"We are in this together, we will get through it together. Let’s imagine together. Sing with us," the star captioned the video.

However, while the intentions behind were presumably well, large criticism rolled in as audiences demanded people of wealth offer monetary support instead of emotional one.

Blatant hypocrisy was called out because how could it not be?

While some thought the idea was uplifting, others were clearly annoyed

"Donate if you really care about the world," people demanded


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BrownFlower Mar 20, 2020 11:09pm
Gal Gadot is not very rich. She lives a modest live style.
Inquisitor Mar 21, 2020 06:57am
So glad Dawn has published this story. If only this had extended back to the the earlier "it" moment involving global warming when all the other hypocrites, from Al Gore to Leonardo diCaprio etal who live in power guzzling mansions in Hollywood and elsewhere equivalents, drive the biggest petrol-guzzling SUV's and luxuary vehicles, fly around the world all the time in private jets etc have the audacity to lecuture us plebs about living carbon neutral lives!
Alih Mar 21, 2020 09:06am
The question is who made them rich? And what is their contribution to this world?
Rash Mar 21, 2020 12:56pm
Why is it that people demand money from other people but when it comes to them they always imagine themselves to be poor. Most people work hard to get where they are, before you judge someone remember you are richer than someone else. Gal and friends were just trying to do a nice thing but 'people demand money from them'! We can't demand anything from anyone unless we earned it.
saeeds Mar 21, 2020 07:18pm
@Inquisitor Why don’t majorly admit they are ordinary, have no talent and appeal. Accept what they have and enjoy good thing around them. Enjoy the song
Vaseem Shakir Mar 23, 2020 12:39am
@BrownFlower Gal gadot net worth is $10 million. Modest, you say.