Gal Gadot Both Stands By & Regrets That 'Imagine' video
We’re so confused.
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot – who’s also been copping pushback this week for her role in the new 'Cleopatra' movie – has responded to that “Imagine” video she released on Instagram earlier this year.
Let’s recap. Once upon a time (March 2020), when we were first reeling from an unprecedented pandemic threat, Gal teamed up with a bunch of A-list mates including Natalie Portman, Kristen Wiig, and Jamie Dornan to somehow create the exact opposite of what the world needed.
Watch it at your own risk:
We are in this together, we will get through it together. Let’s imagine together. Sing with us ❤ All love to you, from me and my dear friends. #WeAreOne ....... #KristenWiig #JamieDornan @labrinth @james_marsden @sarahkatesilverman @eddiebenjamin @jimmyfallon @natalieportman @zoeisabellakravitz @siamusic @reallyndacarter @amyadams @leslieodomjr @pascalispunk @chrisodowd @hotpatooties #WillFerrell @markruffalo @norahjones @ashleybenson @kaiagerber @caradelevingne @anniemumolo @princesstagramslam
The video was uh, not very well-received. “Most of these people cannot even sing” wrote Amanda Hess at the New York Times. And look, fair enough. A bunch of celebs singing to us from their mansions as normal people struggled to put food on the table was, to say the least, tone-deaf. (Though it may have paved the way for a wider backlash against celebrity culture, which is something.)
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 Israeli actress has remained silent about the video for months, but finally broke her silence in an interview for Vanity Fair this week. “Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed,” she admitted to the magazine, hinting at some pangs of regret. “I had nothing but good intentions… I just wanted to send light and love to the world.”
The actress said she reached out to a few people when making the video, one of them being her Wonder Woman co-star, Kristen Wiig.
"Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood. Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game," recalled the actress. "But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend."
She later went on to suggest that she stands by the video. “I do me, you do you. I’d rather have you not liking me at this moment than not saying my truth," the actress said.
That truth, we guess, is that Gal Gadot will send you light or love whether you like it or not. So suck it up, haters! This isn't about you.
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