As the number of days we’ve been self-isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic increases, some celebrities have decided to add to the chaos – albeit, earnestly – by collaborating on a video of themselves singing “Imagine” by John Lennon. We’d like to emphasize the word celebrities, as most of the participants are not trained musicians.
Gal Gadot, who led the celeb choir of sorts, kicked off the video with an intro: “Hey guys. Day six in self-quarantine and I gotta say that these past few days got me feeling a bit philosophical….I ran into this video of this Italian guy playing the trumpet in his balcony to all the other people who were locked inside their homes. He was playing “Imagine” and there was something so powerful and pure about this video. It goes like this…”
She then starts singing the first line of the song, followed by celebrities like Kristen Wiig, Sia, James Marsden, Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber, who each sing a line.
While their intentions were good, the reception to the video has not been overwhelmingly positive; people want to see action from those with resources to support the most vulnerable during this international crisis.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds recently donated $1 million to North American food banks and Lady Gaga announced she would be donating some profits from her cosmetics company, Haus Labs, to food banks in New York City and Los Angeles.
Watch the full video of celebrities singing “Imagine” below.
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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
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