Well, it’s the three year anniversary of the pandemic.
You probably remember just how weird March 2020 was, and I’m here to make you all remember all the cringey, weird, and sometimes hilarious things celebrities did back then.
Let’s start with the good…
Some celebrities were *actually* kind of funny.
Vanessa Carlton made a good joke.
Kacey Musgraves compared the initial quarantine to that week between Christmas and New Years.
Devon Sawa brought up Final Destination.
Rita Wilson, who was literally the first celebrity along with her husband Tom Hanks to get the ‘rona, chimed in.
Taylor Swift showed her cat quarantining.
Conan O’Brien made a then very timely Lori Loughlin joke.
And James Blunt reminded everyone just how much he hates himself.
Really, he was the MVP celeb at the time.
But not everyone was so funny!
PLENTY of celebs did weird-ass cringey shit…
Vanessa Hudgens was one of the first celebs to do something ridiculous with her “rant” against the disease.
Remember she talked about “respecting the virus?”
And her whole “yeah, people are gonna die” thing.
“Terrible, but like, inevitable.”
Sia posted this picture that I still, three years later, have no idea what it means.
I’m the virus? You’re the virus? Us with a heart?!
I need answers.
Bette Midler saluted “housekeepers across the globe” for keeping families alive as if we all had housekeepers or something?
Special shout out to hashtag Kenmore and hashtag Maytag too!
There was THE legendary “Imagine.”
They got Will Ferrell to do it.
Amy Adams too.
Natalie Portman whispered the lyrics from the woods.
And Mark Ruffalo did from his bed.
They even got Zoë Kravitz by a fireplace 😭😭😭
I love how celebrities singing to us became a whole ass genre during this time.
She also sang a song from her bathroom about eating fried fish to the tune of “Vogue.”
To her credit, we were all very, very bored.
Jennifer Lopez was still with A-Rod and posting from their house that looked exactly like the house from Parasite.
They definitely were hiding someone in that basement.
J.Lo was really everywhere in the early pandemic days. Remember when she posted this selfie with a man seemingly screaming for help in the background?
I made this a while back, but it still holds up:
Priyanka Chopra clapped to her ginormous lawn.
Sam Smith set up a tripod (?) and took pictures of themselves crying.
Katy Perry thought Italian people were singing “Roar” from their balconies.
Except that clip was fake lol.
Actually, a bunch of singers fell for it. Madonna thought people in New York were singing her song “I Rise.”
David Geffen (who is a billionaire) showed us this drone shot of his yacht wishing us well while he was “isolated in the Grenadines*.”
And lastly, Jennifer Aniston showed us what it was like for her dog.
Poor Clyde 🥲
Overall, it was such a weird and scary time. We’re clowning on these celebs, but we were all so naïve then!!!!!