Yoko Ono, the iconic widow of “The Beatles” John Lennon, sent a bloody message to the Twitterverse Thursday on what would have been their 44th wedding anniversary, along with the photo of the blood-spattered glasses Lennon was wearing when he was shot by Mark David Chapman. Yoko Ono, 80, wants to send a statistical message along with the photo, in an intention to bring the issue of gun violence to the forefront of Americans once again, according to CBS News on March 21.
Yoko wrote that she and John’s son Sean Lenin have not stopped missing their husband and father, advocating for a stop to the gun deaths that are currently plaguing our nation.
“Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on December 8, 1980”, she wrote.
Yoko and son Sean are also activists against the issue of “fracking”, having appeared on “CBS This Morning” last August to denounce the controversial practice that is said to cause environmental detriment.
“31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone”, Ono added as reported by E! News. “Together, let's bring back America, the green land of peace”.
Ono penned in 1969, “There is a transparent peace tower in New York City which casts no shadow and is, therefore, very rarely recognized. We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace”.
In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-produced the song “Imagine” which asks the listener to picture a world at peace with, “nothing to kill or die for”, such as religion and material possessions.
Listen to the inspirational song by clicking here.