Pansexual comic Joe Lycett did his own sweary version of Gal Gadot’s ‘Imagine’ video and the shade is so real
Joe Lycett responded to Gal Gadot’s self-isolation cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” with a sweary parody.
The pansexual comedian – who recently changed his legal name to Hugo Boss to troll the fashion brand – was one of many who were unimpressed by Gadot and her A-list pals singing for peace during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Wonder Woman actor recruited stars including Natalie Portman, Cara Delevingne and Jamie Dornan for an acapella version of “Imagine”, which she called a “powerful and pure” message for our times.
Gadot hoped to unite the world, which she did. In laughter.
The saccharine cover was quickly torn apart by the internet, with many including The X Factor‘s Steve Brookstein(!) rolling their eyes at the ultra-rich and famous singing “imagine no possessions” as “the rest of society queue at Lidl for broken biscuits”.
Nothing like rich famous people singing “imagine no possessions” in their mortgage free homes as the rest of society queue at Lidl for broken biscuits. https://t.co/T5jSVl6VPw
— Steve Brookstein (@stevebrookstein) March 19, 2020
Lycett joined in with the ribbing, releasing his own version with fellow comedians including Nish Kumar, Katherine Ryan, Suzi Ruffell and Bake Off’s Noel Fielding.
Imaginatively, Lycett and his pals reworked the song’s lyrics so that every line includes the word “b*****d”.
“Imagine there’s no “b*****ds / It’s easy if you’re a “b*****d”… you get the idea.
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Made a video with some friends pic.twitter.com/12DV9DU1Ep
— Hugo Boss (@joelycett) March 19, 2020
Joe Lycett changed his name to Hugo Boss.
Lycett is currently going by the name Hugo Boss after changing his name by deed poll.
The comedian acted after discovering that Hugo Boss (the fashion label) had sent cease and desist letters to a number of small businesses and charities which used the word “Boss” in their names.
“It’s clear that @HUGOBOSS HATES people using their name,” he tweeted on March 1.
“Unfortunately for them this week I legally changed my name by deed poll and I am now officially known as Hugo Boss. All future statements from me are not from Joe Lycett but from Hugo Boss.”