After accusations that Yoko Ono has allowed a video of John Lennon to be used in a car advert for financial gain, John’s son Sean has used Twitter to insist the decision was made to keep his father in the public consciousness.
The advert, which features a particularly bad impersonation of the late songwriter, has recieved strong criticim since it’s premiere, but Sean has insisted the decision was made for the right reasons: “She did not do it for money. Has to do w hoping to keep dad in public consciousness. No new LPs, so TV ad is exposure to young. Look, TV ad was not for money. It’s just hard to find new ways to keep dad in the new world. Not many things as effective as TV,” he said on Twitter, before later adding: “Having just seen ad I realise why people are mad. But intention was not financial, was simply wanting to keep him out there in the world.”