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    Gal Gadot Broke Her Silence On Her Controversial "Imagine" Video, Calling It "Not The Right Good Deed"

    "I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend."

    Earlier this year, at the very start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, Gal Gadot made headlines when she posted a controversial video showing a bunch of celebrities singing John Lennon's "Imagine" together.

    The video was met with widespread backlash online. People generally thought the whole thing was insensitive, cringey, and wildly out of touch.

    No politician can unify people in the way that the “Imagine” video seems to have united every single person against it.

    Some thought the video perfectly exemplified the way celebrities often try to "help" the world, without actually doing anything of substance.

    Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon after posting that video of them singing “Imagine” off-key

    And many people expressed their dismay at seeing their favorite celebrities participating in the song.

    Me when Amy Adams popped up in that Gal Gadot singing video

    Although some of the celebrities involved, including Jamie Dornan, have responded to the backlash, Gal Gadot herself stayed silent on it — until now.

    Jamie Dornan
    @gal_gadot / Via instagram.com

    In an interview with Vanity Fair, Gal was asked to address the controversy her Instagram video created online. Here's what she said about it.

    “Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed," she told Vanity Fair.

    Gal Gadot
    @gal_gadot / Via instagram.com

    "I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world."

    Amy Adams
    @gal_gadot / Via instagram.com

    "I started with a few friends, and then I spoke to Kristen [Wiig]. Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood," she continued. "Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game."

    Kristen Wiig
    @gal_gadot / Via instagram.com

    "But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend."

    Will Ferrell
    @gal_gadot / Via instagram.com

    But Gal made no apologies for what Vanity Fair described as her "take-me-as-I-am attitude."

    "Sometimes it can get me in trouble," she said. “There is something that I’ve learned to say, which is, ‘I don’t disagree with you, but’ — so basically I’m disagreeing with you. So I adapted. I just came to the conclusion: I do me, you do you. I’d rather have you not liking me at this moment than not saying my truth.”

    Gal Gadot
    @gal_gadot / Via instagram.com

    You can read Gal Gadot's full profile in Vanity Fair here.

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