The three-minute clip featured actors, comedians and singers, including Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, Will Ferrell, Sia and Norah Jones, who in turn sang a series of classic Lennon in what was supposed to be a show of solidarity. .
But after Gadot shared the editing video with a star on her Instagram, critics took to social media to express their contempt and accused celebrities of being out of touch. Singer Nick Cave even called it “the most panicked version ever.”
Appearing on the episode of “Thedoux” on the podium of Louis Theroux, O’Dowd said that criticism of what was meant to be a moving gesture was justified.
“As far as my interpretation is concerned, I think the reaction was justified,” said the Irish actor and writer.
O’Dowd also revealed that he participated at the request of a close friend and partner “Bridesmaids” Kristen Wiig and participated only because he considered it a “charity”.
“I’ll do whatever Kristen asks me to do, of course we did,” he said. “It took me five minutes, I didn’t think about it. I guess it was for kids. “
O’Dowd also attributed the error to “this first wave of creative diarrhea” that occurred at the beginning of the pandemic.
He later said he believed “they just had to relax and take everything” and described the video as “the thing we didn’t all hate.”
In April, actor Jamie Dornan defended the video, saying it was simply Gadot’s attempt to lift the spirits of those affected by Covid-19.
“Essentially, he was trying to do a good and kind thing,” Fifty Shades star Shane Todd said during a podcast appearance on Tea with Me. “I was just dragged away with him.”