Gal Gadot admits that her viral video “Imagine” was a huge mistake!
“It was in poor taste,” said Gal Gadot of her celebrity-filled video that she made at the onset of the pandemic.
The video saw the 36-year-old wonder woman with Hollywood friends singing the song lyrics from John Lennon’s 1971 “Imagine”.
Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Jamie Dornan were also part of the most mocked video that went viral on social media.
She had “all pure intentions, but sometimes you don’t hit the bullseye,” told Gadot to a news outlet.
“With hindsight, the video was premature” continued Wonder Woman.
She further explained, saying “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 [to the US] 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 bullseye, right? I felt like I wanted to take the air out of it, so that was a delightful opportunity to do that.”
Other Hollywood celebs who took part in the famous video were Natalie Portman, Chris O’Dowd, model Cara Delevingne, singer Sia, Mark Ruffalo, and Amy Adams.
Although the video was published in Mar 2020, it has been watched nearly 10 million times on social media.
The video was a compilation of several celebrities singing a line from Lennon’s hit album.
When the clip was released, fans heavily criticized it as being cringe-worthy, tone-deaf, and out of touch.
Joe Rogan the podcast host called the stars, participated in the video “idiots” as it was recorded “while everyone’s granny is dying.”
However, Dornan the Belfast star, defended Gal Gadot against social media hatred saying, she was “trying to do a good thing”.
Later that year, the actress addressed her viral clip in a statement to Vanity Fair, saying, “Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed. I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world.”
And added that, “I started with a few friends, and then I spoke to Kristen [Wiig]. Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood. Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game. But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend.”