Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yoko Ono Tweets Picture of John Lennon's Blood-Splattered Glasses

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Yoko Ono tweeted this on the anniversary of her wedding of her late husband and Beatles singer-songwriter John Lennon—while also making a statement about gun violence.




Eagle-eyed music fans will note that the image Ono used appears to be a cropped image of the cover of her 1981 album, Season of Glass, which was released less than six months after Lennon's death, and featured a number of songs in his memory.

Ono also sent another tweet, attaching the same image, noting that more than 30,000 deaths are caused by firearms each year in the U.S.:


Astute respondents to Ono's tweets have noted that the majority of firearm deaths in the U.S. are suicides (19,392 in 2010, compared to 31,672 total, according to the CDC), though the fact that gun deaths, as a whole, have risen since 2000 should raise concerns for both advocates of gun control and those wishing to expand gun ownership rights.

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