Yoko Ono Tweeted John Lennon's Bloody Glasses in Support of Gun Control21 March 2013
Yoko Ono continued her social activism through a series of tweets endorsing gun control in the US.
Yoko Ono Tweeted John Lennon's Bloody Glasses in Support of Gun Control
The latest person to add her support to the gun control movement in the US has been Yoko Ono.
This comes as absolutely no surprise, as Ono has never shied away from backing a social justice cause, often in memory of her late husband. After getting behind the campaign to stop fracking in New York, gun control is the latest cause on Ono’s radar. She expressed her thoughts on the subject via a series of Tweets yesterday, all of which included the image of Lennon’s bloody glasses – the ones he wore on the day he was killed. Besides being hugely symbolic, the picture is also the cover of Ono’s 1981 memorial album, Season of Glass.
One tweet read: "31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into a war zone." Later, Ono got more personal, tweeting "The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him."
Ono backed gun control in memory of her late husband.
To add to the mood, yesterday was also the day of the 44th anniversary of Ono and Lennon’s wedding. On that occasion, Ono tweeted "We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace," along with a link to her site ImaginePeace.com.”
It might not have been the most appropriate way to gain support for the gun control movement, but nobody could ever say that Yoko Ono has given up on the cause.