Ono, never one to shy away from controversy, shared the picture on Twitter on the couple’s 44th wedding anniversary. Along with the picture, she tweeted: 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 image contained the following caption: "Over 1,057,00 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on December 8, 1980."
The picture had originally appeared on Ono’s album “Season of Glass,” her release after Lennon’s death. Ono, known for her political activism and efforts also sent other messages on the social network all pertaining to her and Lennon’s peace efforts:
"We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/1073 20 March 1969."
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon died after being shot 4 times when entering their New York apartment Building. His assailant, Mark David Chapman had asked him for his autograph that same day.Chapman received 20 years to life in prison and has been denied parole several times.
Chapman reportedly had an obsession with the novel "Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Salinger and purchased a copy that day. After shooting Lennon, he reportedly remained at the scene, reading the book. He later claimed that the book was his statement.