Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of Yoko Ono’s marriage to John Lennon.
Few women in the history of rock & roll have stirred up as much controversy as Yoko Ono. So, it didn’t surprise us when she celebrated the occasion by tweeting a photo of the blood-spattered glasses he was wearing the day he was shot and killed nearly 33 years ago. Along with the photo, was a strong and graphic anti-gun message that read:
“Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980,” she wrote. “31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone. Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of peace.”
She believes that we are turning our beloved country into an all-out war zone, which is not too far from the truth.
“After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him.”
Since being unfairly accused of breaking up the Beatles 40 years ago and cruelly mocked for her avant garde pop music and art, she is still a true pioneer. And her countless pleas to “just give peace a chance” have not fallen silent.
UPDATE: President Obama even retweeted Ono’s bloody specs image on his official Twitter page, which was sent out to more than 28 million followers – just as the gun control debate carries on in Washington.