A group of “comedians” attempted to create a parody of Gal Gadot’s “Imagine” by singing “Kung Flu Fighting” in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The tone-deaf video was shared by Chrissie Mayr, a comedian and the host of “Wet Spot” on Compound Media.
More sympathetic celebrities to help us through the #coronavirus outbreak.#COVID19US #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronaVirusChallenge #comedy #comedians #parody #GalGadot #KungFlu #KungFluFighting #Pandemic pic.twitter.com/cazZpFBLGh
— Chrissie Mayr🧢 (@ChrissieMayr) March 19, 2020
“More sympathetic celebrities to help us through the #coronavirus outbreak,” Mayr wrote in her caption.
The video is a parody of a concept started by Israeli actress Gal Gadot who invited several Hollywood actors and actresses to sing “Imagine” by John Lennon.
However, in the parody, rather than sending a positive message, the “comedians” changed the lyrics of “Kung Fu Fighting” to “Kung Flu Fighting.”
In the thread, Mayr tagged the other people featured in the video, including the official human resources handle of Compound Media.
Social media users were appalled by the display of racism in the video, while others ridiculed the use of the word “celebrity” in the caption.
Yikes this sucks
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) March 21, 2020
I just threw up in my mouth
— Metal Basterd (@BasterdMetal) March 20, 2020
My toe has more celebrity status.
— J Lee 🧢 (@JoeSKLee) March 22, 2020
No idea who any of these fools are 💁♀️
— Flora Caroline Sitwell (@flora_sitwell) March 20, 2020
Thanks for listing these racists . They look as if they have just been fed.
— 十字螺絲刀 (@Canadahkese) March 22, 2020
Also I recognized literally none of these people
— Roni (@Dr1mbleWedge) March 22, 2020
Never heard of any of you clowns before and glad I haven’t… you’re still irrelevant to me; especially now that you’ve all committed yourself to this hatred and clear racism.
— Chalie with an R (@charliekinch) March 22, 2020
Celebrities? Can anyone just call themselves a celebrity now?
— ⭐🌙Lilith Rainn🧢 (@LilithRainn) March 22, 2020
One comment called out Mayr for the racism in her post, which brought out a rather unsurprising reply.
If you weren’t so racist you wouldn’t see so much racism
— Chrissie Mayr🧢 (@ChrissieMayr) March 20, 2020
Other comedians also gained their 15 minutes of fame by conducting a racist stunt online.
Last week, Terrence K. Williams posted a Twitter video where he “accidentally” referred to the coronavirus as the “Ching Chong Virus.”
Feature Image Screenshot via @ChrissieMayr