Because sometimes it’s okay to just put your phone down and say nothing.
It seems like a completely different world because it was, but one of the weirdest parts of the early pandemic days was all the weird shit celebrities. It was very frustrating at the time, but two years later I’m laughing at how distant and chaotic celebs were back then.
Remember when Vanessa Hudgens made this video about the inevitability of people dying from COVID?
She talks about ‘respecting the virus’.
And “yes, people die.”
Sia posted this drawing which means…I literally have no idea what she was talking about here.
So, I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
Nope. Do not get it.
But I will always appreciate it because it became this:
Bette Midler greeted housekeepers and just, like national brands, because it looks like she’s never cooked or cleaned before.
Thanks hashtag Kenmore and hashtag Maytag!
How could you forget Gal Gadot and a bunch of famous people singing “Imagine”?
I still can’t believe she got so many people to do it.
They even got Zoë Kravitz.
But I will also be eternally grateful for the memes it inspired. Like, looking back at the “Imagine” video *kept us through it*.
Madonna called the coronavirus the “great equalizer” from a bathtub sprinkled with rose petals.
Everyone forgets this, but she also sang a song from her bathroom to the tune of “Vogue” about eating fried fish because there was no pasta left.
No idea why it’s not on Spotify.
Jennifer Lopez continued to post photos and videos of her beautiful/scary house that major gave Parasite mood.
I was both restrainedly creepy and insanely jealous at the same time.
It was also weird because she was still dating A-Rod.
Another iconic early J.Lo pandemic memory was this selfie she posted with a man seemingly screaming for help in the background:
Which made this joke all too easy:
Drake showed us his “life for the future, however long” which was just his private full size basketball court.
Sam Smith documented their breakdown – like, who was just sitting there taking pictures of them having a breakdown?
Katy Perry posted a video of Italian people singing her song “Roar” from their balconies.
Except that never actually happened, some Stan made it lol.
Madonna also fell for the same shenanigans. She thought they were singing her song ‘I Rise’.
They didn’t sing her song. That was fake too.
Remember when Jaime King made this really weird video to thank the coronavirus – like the literal virus – for bringing people together?
It was so weird how celebs thanked a, er, deadly pathogen.
Arnold Schwarzenegger told us to socially distance himself from his jacuzzi while smoking a cigar.
Billionaire David Geffen wished us the best from his private yacht.
I wasn’t jealous of a huge yacht in the Grenadines…no, not at all while I was wiping my errands in a studio apartment.
Kim Kardashian tried to tell us to take social distancing seriously, even though she was literally sitting across from her mother at the table.
“Social distancing is absolutely the best choice,” Kim told her mother at home.
Jennifer Aniston posted a photo of her dog having “deep quarantine” thoughts.
And last but not least, I leave you with my favorite celeb response, A GOOD one, from the one and only Vanessa Carlton.
In short, what a strange time to be alive! We were all so naive, only some people had a little more $$$ and social followers. Lessons learned everywhere.