- 19:07 29.08.2021
Just as the history books will consider the time before and after Covid-19, scholars of pop culture will likely divide their studies into pre – and post – Gal Gadot’s ill-fated Imagine video.
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Whatever her intentions, back in March, Wonder Woman left most people wondering why any of us would want to watch a baffling line-up of celebrities, very few of whom were musicians, warbling along to a 50-year-old song, with seemingly no inkling that lyrics calling for unity might ring a little empty when crooned from enormous mansions. It was tone-deaf in more ways than one.
Ten days later, the New York Times ran an article titled Celebrity Culture is Burning in which writer Amanda Hess explored the idea that one consequence of the global pandemic might be the “swift dismantling of the cult of celebrity”.