Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon were invited to Kanye West’s show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. While they were there, they met Kim Kardashian backstage and took a picture together. Ono and Lennon posted that picture on their respective Facebook pages and Instagram.
There really shouldn’t be any story here, but because Facebook commenters are always huge assholes, there is. Fans flocked to both pages to make disparaging remarks about how Kim and Kanye are talentless attention-seeking hacks who don’t deserve to breathe the same air as Ono, etc., and Sean Lennon wasn’t having any of it. He took to the comments section to defend them, saying things like this:
Wow I didn’t realize how many snobs were on my page. Kimye invited us to a concert. We attended. We met backstage. I took a photo. They were very nicer to my mother making sure she had escorts in and out of MSG. I like people who are nice to my mother. You guys think you’re so fucking great? I bet none of you would say no to a photo with a nice lady who invited you to her husband’s concert. You think Kanye is an asshole? Well he is a big fan of mom’s knows a lot about her performance art. He was certainly more respectful to her than many of you are to me and my family. Im not such a snob that I think I’m too good to take a photo with someone who is being nice to my mother. If you guys think you’re above a simple photograph, your morals are so high that it’s beneath you to take a fucking photo, then please leave my page I’m obviously not good enough for your superior disposition. Either chill the fuck out or piss off. Love, Sean
Sheryl, You think Kanye represents what’s wrong w America? He’s just a rapper, and a good one at that. There is sooooo much more that is wrong w america besides an arrogant and talented rapper. He’s not bombing Iraqis or assassinating foreign heads of state, nor is he pillaging the third world with impunity. Honestly I hope you didn’t really mean what you just said. We make peace with our enemies not our friends, a photo of kim and my mom is a beautiful symbol of disparate universes not colliding but getting along for once. I do think you’re being a snob if you think there’s anything wrong with this photo or if you think you’re somehow better than Kanye or Kim. We’re all just humans, we’re all equal. And you should save your disdain for the real killers. And there are tons of them running this country and running this economy. So wake up please.
Sheryl, you said Kanye represents all that is wrong w America and so I mention American atrocities to show how wrong you are since he does not represent what is actually wrong w this country: killings/war/imperialism. And you think he represents excess? Have you actually listened to any of his lyrics? Listen to ‘new slaves’ it’s a completely brilliant indictment of materialism. You’re just uninformed and refuse to admit you have no idea what you’re talking about. You pretend you don’t know why I brought up American atrocities when I’m sure you know exactly why. And if you don’t well, then maybe I shouldn’t bother discussing this w you at all.
And this, in response to another comment:
People quote my dads songs to me every day. But I can honestly say that was the dumbest paraphrasing of his lyrics I’ve ever seen. Congratulations! 🐥And never once did I say I didn’t expect people to post stupid shit. I always expect it. But you sir are today’s winner! 😊
In other, less shitty Yoko Ono news, Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music have announced that they’re reissuing all 11 of her albums released between 1968 to 1985.