Yoko Ono Gives Tribute To John Lennon
John Lennon and Yoko Ono for Bed Peace - Yoko Ono / Youtube
John Lennon’s 39th death anniversary was given tribute by his widow, Yoko Ono, on a reflective Instagram post. Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York apartment on December 8, 1980, to which Ono gave her opinion regarding gun-related violence.
Lennon was a peace activist as well, which made his death all the more ironic. On the post, Ono wrote: “Dear Friends. Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed with guns. We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of peace.” The post included a graphic that bloodied eyeglasses on the foreground, with the message of Over 1,400,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed in December 8, 1980.
Yoko Ono has continued to be active in peace-promotional activities under Lennon’s name, with her outdoor art installation Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland being lit up from the date of his birthday, until his death anniversary. On another post, Ono said “The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 39 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him. Imagine all the people living life in peace.”
Paul McCartney also advocates against gun violence, citing his close friend as a tragedy, saying that “This is what we can do, so we’re here to do it. One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here so it’s important to me.”