The comedian Larry the Cable Guy is ripping the “clueless” celebrities who posted videos this week of themselves singing lines from John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
In a couple of tweets posted Thursday, he said we can’t find hope in things of this world. Instead, he wrote, “Jesus gives hope.”
The clips from celebrities — filmed as they were self-isolating — comes as the U.S., as well as the rest of the world, is gripped with the ongoing pandemic over the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
“Here’s a message from people with a lot of possessions that can take a year off of work and not flinch telling everyone outa work to imagine a world with no possessions while people are living in the street a half mile away from ’em,” tweeted the comedian, whose real name is Daniel Whitney.
In a follow-up post, Larry the Cable Guy said he feels “no animosity” toward any of the celebrities featured in the video, but admitted he believes the song “was in bad taste.”
“I’m not imagining no heaven,” he said, referring to a line in Lennon’s song. “Jesus gives hope. Government can’t give people a heart change or hope.”
Christian recording artist Lecrae praised Larry the Cable Guy for his tweets, writing, “Respect,” in his own post.
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