Ah, March 2020. What a time it was. We were all just settling into our very first lockdown, not a clue what was ahead of us for the foreseeable future. And then came the celebrities.
Bless them. They really were trying to cheer the world up with their recording of 'Imagine' by John Lennon. Of course, a lot of us didn't see it that way. In fact, many people were quite annoyed by it, labelling it as "tone-deaf".
Gal Gadot, the instigator of the viral video has spoken out about it in a recent interview with InStyle magazine. She admitted that the video was made with "pure intentions", it did not "hit the bullseye".
"I was seeing where everything was headed," the 'Red Notice' star said about the pandemic. "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 bull's-eye, right?"
In October, Gadot received an award at an Elle event and proceeded to mock herself by starting to sing the 1971 hit into the mic. "Might as well," the actress said. "They had a mic there."
Another celeb involved in the video was Ireland's own Chris O'Dowd. While speaking on Louis Theroux's podcast last year, O'Dowd said that "it was just a bunch of people, running around thinking we had to do something when we really didn't."
"We were in that first wave of creative diarrhoea."
To be fair to the celebs, which also featured Kristin Wiig, Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell, have been good sports about the whole thing. A lesson has been learnt, so it seems.