Famous people are cooped up in their houses the same as us normal folks. Some are being useful. If you’re a country music fan, the Kung flu quarantine is the best thing to ever happen. Every day, artists are just turning on Instagram and singing a few songs for people. Or challenging each other to the #DeepCutsChallenge (highlighted by Luke Combs covering my favorite Stapleton song). Other celebs can’t even…um, even (see And Then Madonna Talks About the Coronavirus from Her Bathtub and Actor Josh Gad Has a Meltdown on Instagram Over Social Distancing [VIDEO]). Then, of course, you had that horrific, universally panned all-star rendition of “Imagine.” Everyone had their own reasons for wanting to stab their ears with Q-tips over it. Norm Macdonald had one specific reason that bothered him.
I don’t know this celebrity was who sang “Imagine” online so the elderly ones who are dying agonizing deaths can be assured by a smug celebrity that there is no heaven. God, celebrities are idiots. Shame.
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) March 26, 2020
These people couldn’t think of a more positive song? Sing Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Or Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer.” Or Weird Al Yankovic’s “Dare to Be Stupid.” There have been eleventy million songs written over the past few decades. More uplifting than telling people who are afraid of choking to death because of a respiratory virus “imagine there’s no heaven.”
It’s remarkable how all these people pretend to be normal people on the regular in movies and TV shows. But none of them have the first clue who normal people actually are.