At the beginning of quarantine which was either 5 days or 8 years ago, Gal Gadot and a group of your favorite celebrities joined forces to create a video where they all took turn lip-syncing John Lennon’s Imagine to make us poors feel better about losing our incomes and having no idea how we’ll be paying rent while our loved ones were rushed to hospitals and attached to respirators.
For whatever reason, people didn’t praise these celebrities for saving us and they received almost universal backlash. Strange.
In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Gal Gadot finally explained what she believes went wrong with that wonderful charity they provided for us ants.
“Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed,” she says with a smile and a shrug. “I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world. But yeah, I started it, and I can only say that I meant to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend.”
It didn’t transcend. This is now the standard for which we grade everything. This is the new discourse. The bar has been raised. The goalposts have moved. There is no good or bad. There is no gray area. Nuance is a thing of the past. Throw out all previous rating systems and metrics.
Did it or did it not transcend.
So when we are talking about the fact that Gal Gadot has just been cast to portray Cleopatra—a woman who was almost certainly black—please limit your remarks to the aforementioned new standards of conversation.
Does Gal Gadot—a zionist who is personally responsible for the murder of innocent children in Gaza and perpetration of Israeli Defense Force propaganda—transcend in her racial re-assignment role and whitewashing of a prominent black queen?