Yoko Ono's posting Wednesday of a picture of the bloodied glasses of John Lennon with a message promoting gun control brought strong responses on social media on both sides of the issue Thursday.
Over 5, 000 fans pushed the “like” button on Facebook for the post on Ono's page. (Note: The "like" button may not always be approval.)
One Facebook poster wrote, “The depressing part is they still don't get it!” One fan on Twitter wrote, “If that doesn't send a statement I don't know what will.”
But not everyone agreed with the picture. “Some folks never stop to think that guns are necessary for protecting your life and home. Without guns, we might as well live in a tyrannical world filled with governments that control all aspects of your life,” said one Facebook poster.
Yoko posted on Facebook and also tweeted the picture of John Lennon's bloodied glasses with a long message about the need for further gun control on Wednesday to mark what would have been her 44th wedding anniversary with Lennon. The message 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.
“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.
"The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon."
The picture accompanying the post was similar to the cover of her “Season of Glass” album, originally released in 1981. That featured a picture of Lennon's glasses on a table with a glass of water. The glass was not visible in the picture sent yesterday. One Facebook post included the comment, “She's an arse. Shouldn't be posting pictures of that just like she shouldn't have used it on an album cover.”
But others supported the move. “Get these guns out of the hands of crazy people now!,” one post on Facebook exclaimed.
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