These are truly harrowing times full of uncertainty, anxiety, and legitimate fear. The unprecedented interruption in our daily lives all around the world has a significant portion of the population on edge. Everyone is hoping that they wake up the next day, that all of their friends and family are safe, and that they still have a job. It can be excruciatingly stressful. We desperately seek distractions from rising death tolls, so we turn to the entertainment world to help put us in another world that doesn’t have a silent and invisible killer virus, even if it only occupies our minds for a few hours.
While we turn to shows and movies for distraction as well as social media where entertainers are trying to stay relevant. Many of which are easing our minds or promoting useful tips on how to decrease our chances of being infected. A lot of celebrities have donated money and time to helping those most in need during the coronavirus crisis. However, there are some celebrities who have shown their true colors of narcissism, shared misinformation about COVID-19, and posted tone-deaf videos on social media. Let’s look at some of the celebrities who have embarrassed themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gal Gadot and Other Celebrities Sing Imagine
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Gal Gadot gathered a group of celebrities to sing John Lennon’s Imagine. The singers included Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Sia, Labrinth, Amy Adams, Mark Ruffalo, Natalie Portman, Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolph, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Wiig, and Norah Jones. The group of celebrities sang Imagine, which urges people to share everything and features the lyrics of “imagine no possessions.” That same group of celebrities has a combined net worth of at least $548 million.
The song starts out by asking, “Imagine there’s no heaven?” Not quite the message of hope, and it really doesn’t help grieving families who have lost loved ones prematurely because of the coronavirus.
There are some celebrities who are actually convinced that they are great singers and put on an overdramatic and breathy rendition of a song that we’ve all heard a million times and has been covered by actual talented singers.
Possibly the worst part of this song, besides the undeserved confidence that these celebrities exhibit in their non-existent singing abilities, is that they didn’t monetize this collaborative effort in a way that could have actually helped the millions of people suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. If the celebrities all decided to put on a collective show online from their homes and they performed while they asked for donations, but also donated some of their own money, that would have been awesome. Instead, they made an Instagram video that only made Mark Zuckerberg even wealthier.
Gwyneth Paltrow Sells Expensive Clothing
At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., when people started hunkering down and preparing for financial ruin, Gwyneth Paltrow was hawking a $2,000 outfit that looks exactly like something you can buy at the Gap for $60. GOOP!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Applauds No One
Priyanka Chopra Jonas posted a video of her clapping to an empty field on Instagram. Her applause was dedicated to first responders around the world who are bravely battling the coronavirus.
What an annoying neighbor to have. Just loud clapping noise when you are quarantined in your home on an otherwise peaceful day.
What exactly was the thought process for this valiant effort?
“I’m going to clap facing an open field from the balcony of my mansion to show everyone how much I am ready to fight the coronavirus.”
*exactly nine seconds of clapping*
“Well, we did it. We did our part in helping wipe coronavirus off the planet. That’s enough altruism for today.”
*dusts off hands while feeling accomplished*
Pharrell Gets Dragged For Asking For Donations
People who are legitimately fearing for their lives and livelihoods went after Pharrell Williams hard after he asked his fans to donate their money for medical supplies for hospitals. Pharrell, who has a net worth of $150 million, did not mention that he had donated some of his own money to the cause. You gotta make a donation and have your publicist get the word out that you donated well before you ask for donations. This way, you never say that you made a donation to come off as bragging about helping people. Pharrell, this is Hollywood PR 101.
Katy Perry And Madonna Share Fake Italy Videos
Katy Perry and Madonna really thought that their songs were being sung from the balconies in an Italian town suffering from a crippling COVID-19 outbreak. In reality, it was a meme where any song could be put into the video. Thankfully, Rihana didn’t fall for the meme of the Italian town all singing Bitch Better Have My Money in unison.
Madonna Says The Coronavirus Is “Wonderful”
Speaking of Madonna, she called the coronavirus pandemic “wonderful.” In a video from her bathtub, the naked 61-year-old singer gave her thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the planet.
“That’s the thing about COVID-19,” Madonna said. “It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are. how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell. It’s the great equalizer and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it.”
“What’s terrible about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways, and what’s wonderful about is, is that it’s made us all equal in many ways,” Madonna said. “Like I used to say at the end of Human Nature every night, we’re all in the same boat. If the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.”
That’s quite the spicy take.
Vanessa Hudgens Says: “Like Yeah, People Are Going To Die
While discussing the coronavirus outbreak, Vanessa Hudgens said: “It’s a virus, I get it, I respect it. Even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible… but inevitable?” The 31-year-old singer later said that her comments were “taken out of context” (they weren’t). Hudgens then did the right thing and apologized for her remarks.
“I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now,” Hudgens wrote. “This has been a huge wake up call to the significance my words have, now more than ever. I’m sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time.”
Sia Eradicates COVID-19 With One Tweet
Singer Sia attempted to give people hope by destroying the coronavirus with a tweet.
It seemed as if Sia believed that this fire tweet is the equivalent of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Evangeline Lilly Refuses To Quarantine
Evangeline Lilly refuses to self-isolate during the coronavirus, despite being “immune-compromised at the moment,” despite having two children, and despite living with her dad who has stage 4 leukemia.
Scheana Shay Refused To Self-Isolate
Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay apologized after she advocated her friends to come party at her house. “Any of my friends working from home this week should come join me for a Palm Springs quarantine!” Shay said in the now-deleted tweet. “I will continue to live my life in Palm Springs or MDR w my friends and not live it in complete isolation or fear. Simple as that. Call me ‘ignorant’ but I’m not gonna stop living!”
After people were upset over her tweet, Shay issued an apology.
“For those who expressed concern or viewed my remarks as insensitive, I had just returned from a work trip and wasn’t fully updated on the pandemic. I now understand the severity of our current predicament. Please stay safe, and wash your damn hands,” she said.
Kristin Cavallari Is Worried About Her Instagram Views
While a record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in one week, which is the highest number in U.S. history, Kristin Cavallari is worried that not enough people are seeing her Instagram posts where she peddles her wares.
Thankfully, Mel Brooks brought some sanity to all of this and didn’t embarrass himself.
It’s a sad state of affairs when a topless Bella Hadid eating a burrito is the voice of reason.
Don’t forget about the real heroes during these times of adversity and upheaval.