Judge Rinder slams Gal Gadot’s ‘grotesque’ ‘Imagine’ video

Popular TV judge tells Hollywood A-listers to ‘simply shut up’ in impassioned rant on ITV’s This Morning

Louis Chilton
Friday 17 April 2020 12:56
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Judge Rinder calls Gal Gadot's 'Imagine' video 'grotesque'

Popular TV judge Rob Rinder has criticised the behaviour of celebrities during coronavirus lockdown, telling them to “shut up”.

The Judge Rinder star appeared via video link on the ITV talk show This Morning, where he directed a slew of criticism at A-list stars including Gal Gadot.

“I simply don’t understand why you think it’s a helpful contribution to take selfies behind your self-secluded moat,” said the judge. “I don’t get it at all.”

“Give money quietly and thoughtfully to charity, much needed charity at this time,” he continued. “Otherwise, [my advice] seems to be simply shut up.”

“I watched that ‘Imagine’ video with Gal Gadot where she smugly looked into the camera and said: ‘I’m helping people’.”

“Words can’t overstate how grotesque I thought it was in a time when people need help, there she was with her A-list friends, self-secluding, no doubt, with staff and that sort of thing.”

In the video Rinder is referring to, Wonder Woman star Gadot teamed up with a roster of Hollywood celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Will Ferrell and Amy Adams, to sing parts of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, with the aim of lifting people’s spirits during the pandemic.

However, the stunt was widely derided and was branded “out of touch” and “cringy”.

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