Last week, a dopey version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” sung by celebrities in coronavirus quarantine, made the rounds on social media. If you haven’t seen it, it was as awful as you can … well … imagine. Several less cringey celebs responded, giving the effort several raspberries.
Bryan Preston wrote about it on Thursday for PJ Media. Somehow the song was intended to inspire social media followers who have been impacted by the pandemic. The lyrics of the song, however, literally tell us not to have hope and only live for today.
A couple of celebrities have crafted more level-headed responses to the misguided project.
The best may have come from actor Nick Searcy:
The first two stanzas:
Imagine there’s no acting
It’s easy if you try
No tv shows or movies
The streaming going dry
Imagine all the people
Reading lots of books. Woo hoo!
Imagine there’s no audience
It isn’t hard to do
You told half of them you ate them
What the hell do you think they’re gonna do?
Imagine all the people
Turning off your show! Yoo hoo!
You may say I’m a Trumper
But I’m not the only one
Hope some day you’ll join us
And go out and buy a gun!
A couple other less moon-beamy celebs also responded:
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
I appreciate all the awesome tweets today. Sorry I couldn’t respond to all. I have no animosity toward these folks. The song was in bad taste. Marx would be proud of that song. And I’m not imagining no heaven. Jesus gives hope. Government can’t give people a heart change or hope.
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) March 20, 2020
And, of course, James Woods had to chime in:
#Imagine you have finally corralled every person who has ever wronged you into one room. #Imagine you have amphitheater-level speakers in that room. Imagine you can shed your ethical ambivalence and you play this video. On a loop. Until they die. #Imagine. pic.twitter.com/ZJ7IgHUWCx
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 19, 2020
Next time, look in a mirror first. I know you have a bunch of them in your mansions.
Jeff Reynolds is the author of the book, “Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy,” available now at www.WhoOwnsTheDems.com. Jeff hosts a podcast at anchor.fm/BehindTheCurtain. You can follow him on Twitter @ChargerJeff.