Natalie Portman, Zoë Kravitz, Jimmy Fallon and Other Celebrities Cover “Imagine”
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, and our lives are changed during this uncertain time, people around the world are banning together to support one another.
Some celebrities are attempting to do their part as well, sharing videos and leading the charge to urge fans and followers to stay home and practice social distancing. Others are taking a different approach to the situation: hopping on a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" together in an attempt to lift spirits.
Lead by Gal Gadot, stars like Amy Adams, Zoë Kravitz, Natalie Portman, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Jimmy Fallon, Leslie Odom Jr., and even Sia joined together to lend a line or two to cover the entire song.
"We are in this together, we will get through it together," Gadot captioned her clip. "Let’s imagine together. Sing with us ❤ All love to you, from me and my dear friends."
The video features a wide spectrum of voices joining together to sing a cover of the song, trying to bring a little light into the world.
Unfortunately, despite the altruistic nature of the clip, it hasn't been as well-received as the hopeful celebs may have thought while recording it, and social media has some thoughts on the matter.
There's a broad spectrum of voices who participate in the video, but that aspect actually ends up making it a bit chaotic. Something akin to exactly what you think it would sound like if you and your friends did this.
Others have criticized the video because many of these celebrities have not yet donated money or their time to help alleviate the many financial concerns brought about by the crisis. It should be noted that it's possible some donated without making it public.
Let's chalk the video up as a nice gesture, even though it certainly could have used a bit more follow-through.
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