20 Cringey And 9 Funny Things Celebrities Did At The Beginning Of The Pandemic That Are Wild To Look Back On Now

    It's weird looking back three years later, but I think all celebrities learned it's just sometimes better not to post.

    Well, it's the three year anniversary of the pandemic.

    You probably remember just how weird March 2020 was, and I'm here to make you all remember all the cringey, weird, and sometimes hilarious things celebrities did back then.

    sign in New York giving tips for the coronavirus

    Let's start with the good...

    1. Some celebrities were *actually* kind of funny.

    Yeah, no, sorry. Not gonna do "My Corona."

    Twitter: @alyankovic

    2. Vanessa Carlton made a good joke.

    Twitter: @VanessaCarlton

    3. Kacey Musgraves compared the initial quarantine to that week between Christmas and New Years.

    I feel like I’m somehow stuck back in that weird time period between Christmas and new year where anything goes

    Twitter: @KaceyMusgraves

    4. Devon Sawa brought up Final Destination.

    Final Destination was released 20 years ago today. Remember that scene in the movie where I quarantined myself in that cabin so death couldn’t get me? I’m doing that right fucking now, in real life!

    Twitter: @DevonESawa

    5. Rita Wilson, who was literally the first celebrity along with her husband Tom Hanks to get the 'rona, chimed in.

    From here on out, the only Corona I want is from Mexico and you drink it.

    Twitter: @RitaWilson

    6. Taylor Swift showed her cat quarantining.

    For Meredith, self quarantining is a way of life. Be like Meredith. #QuarantineCats

    Twitter: @taylorswift13

    7. Conan O'Brien made a then very timely Lori Loughlin joke.

    Lori Loughlin is wondering how the Coronavirus got into Princeton and her kid didn’t.

    Twitter: @ConanOBrien

    8. And James Blunt reminded everyone just how much he hates himself.

    During lockdown, while many other artists are doing mini-concerts from their homes, I thought I’d do you all a favour and not.

    Twitter: @JamesBlunt

    9. Really, he was the MVP celeb at the time.

    Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse.

    Twitter: @JamesBlunt

    10. But not everyone was so funny!

    Singing “I saw your face in a crowded place” suddenly seems a little dated.

    Twitter: @JamesBlunt

    PLENTY of celebs did weird-ass cringey shit...

    11. Vanessa Hudgens was one of the first celebs to do something ridiculous with her "rant" against the disease.

    One year ago Trump and Vanessa Hudgens had the same strategy to fight COVID19

    Twitter: @davechensky

    Remember she talked about "respecting the virus?"

    Vanessa said, "It's a virus. I get it. I respect it"

    And her whole "yeah, people are gonna die" thing.

    Even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are gonna die"

    "Terrible, but like, inevitable."

    "Terrible, but like inevitable. Maybe I shouldn't be doing this right now haha"

    12. Sia posted this picture that I still, three years later, have no idea what it means.

    The word 'VIRUS' with the V I R crossed out leaving the word 'US'

    I'm the virus? You're the virus? Us with a heart?!

    closeup of the image

    I need answers.

    another closeup of the image

    13. Bette Midler saluted "housekeepers across the globe" for keeping families alive as if we all had housekeepers or something?

    I never knew my appliances as well as I’m starting to know them. So grateful to #Kenmore and #Maytag. This is no joke. I salute housekeepers around the globe, doing your best to keep your families well, safe and alive.

    Twitter: @BetteMidler

    Special shout out to hashtag Kenmore and hashtag Maytag too!

    14. There was THE legendary "Imagine."

    They got Will Ferrell to do it.

    Will Farrell participating in the singalong

    Amy Adams, too.

    amy during the video

    Natalie Portman whispered the lyrics from the woods.

    natalie in the video

    And Mark Ruffalo did from his bed.

    mark laying down in the video

    They even got Zoë Kravitz by a fireplace 😭😭😭.

    zoe in the video

    I love how celebrities singing to us became a whole ass genre during this time.

    the celebrities singing imagine to us poor common folk during a pandemic

    Twitter: @kinokobunny

    15. Madonna made a video where she called the coronavirus the "great equalizer" from a bathtub sprinkled with rose petals.

    madonna in her bathtub

    16. She also sang a song from her bathroom about eating fried fish to the tune of "Vogue."

    Living in Special Times............thank GOD for imagination and fried fish! 🐠🐠🐠 #quarantine #covid_19 #staysafe #becreative

    Twitter: @Madonna

    To her credit, we were all very, very bored.

    Madonna singing "Come on...go...let's go eat some frieeed fish"

    17. Jennifer Lopez was still with A-Rod and posting from their house that looked exactly like the house from Parasite.

    We can’t go out to any restaurants or anything but the service and entertainment here is pretty good...😊 #StaySafe

    They definitely were hiding someone in that basement.

    J Lo's son standing on a hoverboard in front of their swimming pool in her large manicured backyard

    18. J.Lo was really everywhere in the early pandemic days. Remember when she posted this selfie with a man seemingly screaming for help in the background?

    I made this a while back, but it still holds up:

    closeup of the man seemingly hiding interlayed on the photo of j.lo's backyard with the text, Parasite 2: waiting for tonight to leave j.lo's basement

    19. Priyanka Chopra clapped to her ginormous lawn.

    priyanka chopra clapping on balcony

    Twitter: @VlDEODUMP

    20. Drake posted a picture of his personal basketball court with the caption: "My life for the next however long."

    .@Drake documents his quarantine experience for Instagram 🏀: “My life for the next however long”

    @drake / Via Instagram: @drake

    Which, like, relatable.

    21. Sam Smith set up a tripod (?) and took pictures of themselves crying.

    Sam Smith shares emotional snaps of 'quarantine meltdown' at £12m home https://t.co/RKaqDHAZ54

    @samsmith / Via Instagram: @samsmith

    22. Katy Perry thought Italian people were singing "Roar" from their balconies.

    balconies in an apartment building for the tweeted news story

    Except that clip was fake, lol.

    23. Actually, a bunch of singers fell for it. Madonna thought people in New York were singing her song "I Rise."

    madonna tweeting the same fake story

    24. Jaime King made a video thanking the coronavirus, like what?!

    virus cells with the text thank you for shaking us and showing us

    25. Evangeline Lilly bragged about not socially distancing.

    Evangeline said, "Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing"

    26. Arnold Schwarzenegger told us to socially distance from his Jacuzzi while smoking a cigar.

    arnold smoking in his hot tub

    27. David Geffen (who is a billionaire) showed us this drone shot of his yacht wishing us well while he was "isolated in the Grenadines*."

    David tweeted, "Sunset last night...isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. I'm hoping everybody is staying safe"

    28. Kim Kardashian said to take social distancing seriously at a table across from her mother.

    Social Distancing is the most important thing! Please take it seriously

    Twitter: @KimKardashian

    29. And lastly, Jennifer Aniston showed us what it was like for her dog.

    Jennifer's dog sitting on her large balcony and taking in the scenery

    Poor Clyde 🥲

    zoom in on her dog on the balcony

    Overall, it was such a weird and scary time. We're clowning on these celebs, but we were all so naïve then!!!!!