Gal Gadot Was Not Happy After One Scene From The Boys Mocked Her With The ‘Imagine’ Video

The Boys' parody of Gal Gadot's 'Imagine' video was a tribute to the public's rage during the pandemic.

Gal Gadot Was Not Happy After One Scene From The Boys Mocked Her With The 'Imagine' Video

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  • 'The Boys' mocked 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot in an episode of the 3rd season of the Prime Video show.
  • Gadot released a video with several celebrities to lighten up the fans during the global pandemic.
  • Gadot was heavily criticized for the video as it was not relatable for the public.
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It is widely believed that one of the primary reasons for the success of The Boys is their re-representation of pop culture with explicit mockery. And it’s fun to watch, at least the immense popularity of the show would justify that. However, Gal Gadot was far from being happy as the show went on to mock her.

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The Boys. Credit: Prime Videos

The Boys leaves no stone unturned. When it comes to mocking popular ideas, the show prefers doing it with its unique signature trademark. Although, like other mockeries in the show, Gal Gadot never got to see a s*x and violence-infested scene, yet she must have despised the act of the parody of her.

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The Boys Mocked Gal Gadot’s Imagine Video

Deep mocked Gal Gadot's Imagine video
Deep mocked Gal Gadot’s Imagine video. Credit: Prime Videos

When the world was soaked in terror and struggling to endure the devastating effects of the global pandemic, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot took it upon her shoulder to lighten the mood. The actor released a cover video of John Lennon’s Imagine with her fellow celebrities and posted it on her Instagram.

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The video has certainly caught the attention of The Boys as the video was in the popular buzz due to its heavy criticism. In season 3 of The Boys’ sixth episode Herogasm following the explosion of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), Deep (Chace Crawford) used a similar style to Gadot to initiate a sing-along to comfort the people with the same song. Deep’s video featured a few sups from the Seven, including A-Train and Black Noir. Noir doesn’t speak, and he used a card to convey the song’s lyrics, making it more hilarious for fans.

Deep’s video also included several real celebrities, including Patton Oswalt, Josh Gad, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Elizabeth Banks, Kumail Nanjiani, and Rose Byrne. But for Gadot, the mockery was not within the limit of digestion as the actor previously stated that her video never had any ill intention.

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Gal Gadot’s Imagine Video Was Heavily Criticized

A still from Gal Gadot's Imagine video
A still from Gal Gadot’s Imagine video. Credit: Gal Gadot/Instagram

Gadot was inspired by a trumpeter who performed a cover of the song on his balcony. She invited several fellow celebrities to join her video, which includes Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Mark Ruffalo, Will Ferrell, and Natalie Portman. Following the release of Gadot’s video, she was heavily criticized as fans could not relate to their luxury, and it was out of touch. However, the actor never regretted making the video despite admitting it was in poor taste. 

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“It just felt right, and I don’t take myself too seriously. And with the whole ‘Imagine’ controversy, it’s funny. I was calling Kristen [Wiig], and I was like, ‘Listen, I want to do this thing.’ The pandemic was in Europe and Israel before it came here [to the U.S.] in the same way. I was seeing where everything was headed. But [the video] was premature. It wasn’t the right timing, and it wasn’t the right thing. It was in poor taste. All pure intentions, but sometimes you don’t hit the bullseye, right?” Gadot told InStyle.

For Gadot, it was not the right timing, but The Boys showrunner knew exactly where and when they would exploit the event that has gained a huge cultural space in the debate.

The Boys is available to stream on Prime Videos.

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Also read: DC Writer Absolutely Hated Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 2 Despite Adoring Her in Zack Snyder’s $874 Million Movie

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Written by Lachit Roy

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