Coronavirus: Gal Gadot's 'cringey' cover of 'Imagine' starring Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman slammed online

Gal Gadot has rounded up a host of famous faces to sing a cover of John Lennon's song 'Imagine' amid the COVID-19 pandemic, only to have it slated online as "embarrassing" and "terrible". 

The video, uploaded to the Wonder Woman star's Instagram page, begins with her saying she had been feeling "philosophical" during her self-isolation. 

Gadot said she was inspired by a clip of an Italian trumpet-player performing 'Imagine' to his neighbours from a balcony, prompting her to arrange her own star-studded rendition of the song. 

It features Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Wiig, Sia, Cara Delevigne, Amy Adams, Mark Ruffalo, Norah Jones, Maya Rudolph and more. 

The acapella version of the iconic track was quickly slammed online as "tone deaf" and "out of touch" .

"'Imagine no possessions' sung by some of the wealthiest people in the world," one Twitter user scoffed. 

"Did you think about this at all before you posted it?" an Instagram user asked. 

"Did you listen to it? Did you ask yourself, at times like these does the world need a substandard compilation of caterwauling imbeciles singing an overplayed cliché of a song, and then decided, yes indeed? I'm truly embarrassed for you all." 

Another commenter said the "terrible" tune had sent them into a "corona depression". 

"Tell these millionaires to leave us alone." 

One tweet suggested if Gadot wanted to be more like her superhero counterpart in real life, she should "start helping people around you". 

"We don’t need you and your rich friends singing some songs for us which we never asked for." 

Meanwhile, other celebrities have contributed to the online content about COVID-19 in a variety of ways.

Matthew McConaughey and Arnold Schwarzenegger released reassuring messages, while Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande urged their young fans to take COVID-19 more seriously. Tom Hanks has been sharing updates of his recovery after being diagnosed with coronavirus, while Vanessa Hudgens receives backlash for trivialising the response to the pandemic.