While they might have had one of the best of intentions, Zendaya, Willow Smith and Kiernan Shipka are being known as out for his or her cover of David Bowie basic, “Changes.”
In a clip shared by W Magazine’s Instagram account Saturday, the three girls are seen partially singing and partially studying the lyrics to the late Bowie’s 1972 hit, to the chagrin of followers of the artist who took their questionable data of the music as disrespectful to the icon.
“Why are they reading these iconic lyrics off a page!!??? If they don’t know them off by heart like any Bowie fan then 🤫,” commented one critic, with one other calling the rendition “Cringeworthy.”
“I hate how they’re reading it,” one other critic agreed.
W Mag launched the clip in honor of what would’ve been the star’s seventy fifth birthday, however that made the cover even worse for diehard followers of the legend.
“This is so insulting to David Bowie, on his birthday of all days,” added one other upset follower.
Others referred to the Lynn Hirschberg-directed clip as “painful to watch,” “a car crash” and even “Demented.”
There have been a number of followers, nevertheless, who appreciated their effort in honoring Bowie, with one commenting, “Love these girls” whereas one other added, “Love this ode to a legend!”
It additionally garnered comparisons to Gal Gadot’s viral clip of celebs masking John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which additionally acquired heavy criticism when it dropped fall 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gadot just lately addressed the clip, which she now realizes was in “poor taste.”
“I was calling Kristen [Wiig] and I was like, ‘Listen, I want to do this thing,’” Gadot advised InType within the journal’s February 2022 situation. “The pandemic was in Europe and Israel before it came here [to the US] in the same way. I was seeing where everything was headed. But [the video] was premature.”
She added, “It wasn’t the right timing, and it wasn’t the right thing. It was in poor taste. All pure intentions, but sometimes you don’t hit the bull’s-eye, right?”
Bowie died in 2016 after a privately fought battle with most cancers.