By Aashna Moorjani |
Gal Gadot, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, recently posted a video on Instagram, featuring several celebrities, including Cara Delevigne, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon, and more, singing along to John Lennon’s anthem of unity, “Imagine.”
While Gadot captioned her little project with the phrase “We are in this together,” her video really only served to further already existing divides. She has succeeded in polarizing wealthy, rich celebrities from us common folk. Our friends at the New York Times deemed the video “tone deaf,” and we at The Pasquinade are in complete agreement. How dare she suggest that we should all try to get through the pandemic with a positive mindset? We are all perfectly capable of getting through this on our own, Gal Gadot, thank you very much.
Thousands of Americans are unemployed or furloughed due to Coronavirus. The least they deserve is the chance to wallow about their hardship in peace. Let them pity themselves! There is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is no hope. Engaging in delusions like the one Ms. Gadot promoted is simply counterproductive to the American work ethic, and, to be frank, morally repugnant.
We don’t need our society’s elites telling us what to do! In fact, we should be telling them what to do. The Americans choosing to spend their increased free time chastising celebrities for this horrific, patronizing display of privilege are true patriots. We salute you!