Gal Gadot finally apologises for that horrendous 'Imagine' cover
"It was in poor taste."
The pandemic has proved devastating in just about every way imaginable and we won't dwell on the more horrific aspects of it if we can help it.
One horror that must be addressed, though, emerged early into proceedings.
Cast your mind all the way back to March 2020, when times were still somewhat precedented.
The early days of the pandemic were taking shape, however, and with that came the opportunity for a bunch of rich celebrities to let us know they were they for us.
And so it was that Gal Gadot corralled a bunch of her mates – including Jamie Dornan, Kristin Wiig, Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and other people who should have known better – to do a cover of John Lennon's revered 'Imagine' anthem.
To say it didn't go down well would be an understatement.
Need a reminder? Fair enough...
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Awful. Just awful. The hubris, good lord.
I won't apologise. I shouldn't have to. Gal Gadot, however, has done just that.
Almost two years later, the Wonder Woman star has admitted that the sickly singalong wasn't her finest hour.
In conversation with InStyle magazine, Gadot recalled a time at an awards show when she "took the piss" and started singing 'Imagine' before addressing the celebrity-packed viral video.
"I don't take myself too seriously," she said. "And with the whole 'Imagine' controversy, it's funny. 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 here [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 [event] was a delightful opportunity to do that."
We can forgive. Maybe.
We cannot, however, forget.