If you’re looking for an on-the-level, common-sense take on what’s going on with the whole coronavirus thing, look no further than Larry the Cable Guy.
Larry, who’s real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, is part of the Blue Collar Comedy crew, along with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White, and he’s got a very sane take on the slew of celebrities who recently cut a video in which they sang John Lennon’s famous song “Imagine.”
“Here’s a message from people with a lot of possessions that can take a year off of work and not flinch telling everyone outa work to imagine a world with no possessions while people are living in the street a half mile away from ‘em.” Whitney wrote on Twitter. “They’re clueless.”
The video was posted this week by “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot, and featured stars like Kristen Wiig, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon, and Natalie Portman singing lyrics from the song while in isolation due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We’re all in this together,” Gadot captioned the video.
Some of the lyrics are:
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…
Lennon himself said the song is “virtually the Communist Manifesto.”
“There is no real Communist state in the world; you must realize that. The Socialism I speak about … [is] not the way some daft Russian might do it, or the Chinese might do it. That might suit them. Us, we should have a nice … British Socialism,” Lennon said.
But filthy rich U.S. celebrities bemoaning the world amid the coronavirus and their self-quarantines – from the comfort of their multi-million dollar mansions – is just too much.
Here’s a message from people with a lot of possessions that can take a year off of work and not flinch telling everyone outa work to imagine a world with no possessions while people are living in the street a half mile away from ‘em. RT @MattWalshBlog:
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) March 19, 2020
Gadot opens the video by saying: “Hey guys. Day six in self-quarantine. And I’ve got to say that these past few days got me feeling a bit philosophical. You know, this virus has affected the entire world, everyone – doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, we are all in this together.”
Gadot also enlisted the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, for the video, along with Amy Adams, Leslie Odom Jr., Pedro Pascal, Chris O’Dowd, and Dawn O’Porter. The video ends with lines sung by Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Norah Jones, Ashley Benson, Kaia Gerber, Cara Delevingne, Annie Mumolo, and Maya Rudolph, before Gadot sings the last line.
Twitterers ripped the celebs.
“I don’t know how millionaires singing about ‘no possessions’ from their mansions is supposed to ease my anxiety,” one user wrote.
“How out of touch it is this?” wrote another.
“Just seen the celeb Imagine video and now coronavirus no longer scares me,” joked another.
“The video of celebrities singing Imagine to us from their comfortable homes is exactly what Jenna Maroney would’ve done if there was a pandemic in 30 Rock,” wrote yet another, referring to the egocentric character played by Jane Krakowski.
And it went on. “I’ve always hated this song,” said another Twitter critic. “’Imagine no possessions’ sung by some of the wealthiest people in the world.”
“Imagine all the people … Eating all the riiiich,” said another.
And another: “Honey, look at all the rich people singing Imagine. Everything will be alright now, even though we both lost our jobs. This was so much better than money and not cringy at all.”