On Saturday, music stars from around the world participated remotely in Global Citizen and the World Health Organization’s historic live-stream event, “One World: Together at Home,” to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrate healthcare workers and first responders on the frontlines.
Some performers sounded heavily edited and slickly pre-produced, while others, like Adam Lambert and Sofi Tukker, made the extra effort to conjure a Coachella vibe by decorating their homes with disco lights and tropical plants. But others kept it real — like Kesha, whose pet cat was mewling in the background, or Irish rock band Picture This, who, while not exactly keeping six feet apart, at least conscientiously slathered on hand sanitizer before high-fiving each other.
But no one kept it more real than superstar singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, who didn’t even bother to make his bed or fold his laundry before broadcasting live to millions of viewers.Charlie Puth✔@charlieputh
People tuning in for “One World” were divided on Twitter. Some seemed annoyed by what they perceived as laziness, a lack of respect, or an affront to moms and neat-freaks worldwide.kenna@shakeurkittyy
Charlie Puth couldn’t make his bed before going on live in front of the entire world?
Idk if I was a celebrity doing this livestream thing I’d go to my richest looking room not my bedroom with my unmade bed @ charlie puth12Twitter Ads info and privacySee 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲, 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐢 ‘s other TweetsDepalesa Tshabalala@Queen_DT96
Charlie Puth aint have 5 minutes to make his bed before his performance? Peak white male mediocrity #TogetherAtHome
However, the majority of fans appreciated Puth’s relatability — because let’s face it, how many regular folks actually care about perfectly fitted sheets and fluffed throw pillows when there’s an international health crisis going on? L @minorlydiddled
Charlie Puth couldn’t be bothered to make his bed before his performance and that’s the most relatable content I’ve seen yet from a celeb during this quarantine. #TogetherAtHome
i really appreciate the #OneWorldTogetherAtHome stream because i can judge celebrities for mundane things. like @charlieputh not making his bed or putting away his clothes for the live stream pic.twitter.com/6T8HUl0waz— Melissa Dunn (@xmdunn) April 18, 2020
Regardless, it seems fans of both sides of the bed debate agreed that Puth’s performance was a “One World” musical highlight. His song choice, the already-poignant Fast & Furious mega-hit “See You Again,” took on new meaning: as a dedication to the friends and family that we are all missing and looking forward to reuniting with once life returns to relatively normal. And Puth himself took all the Twitter flak in stride.TheTaiwo69@thetaiwo69
The amount of people pressed bc charlie puth didn’t make his bed or has a messy bedroom, jeez y’all always have something to complain about. How about shut up and just listen to his beautiful song & worry about other things in this world.13Twitter Ads info and privacySee Puth_or_Dare91’s other TweetsCharlie Puth✔@charlieputh
The “One World: Together at Home” global live-stream kicked off at 2 p.m. Eastern, with a prime-time, multi-network television broadcast — curated by Lady Gaga and co-hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert — to follow at 8 p.m. ET. Powered by commitments from supporters and corporate partners in benefit of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the event benefits local and regional charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need help most.
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