John Lennon

Did you see that Citroen commercial featuring John Lennon and think “What the bloody hell’s going on here then? I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have wanted that!”

Well, it seems that there’s been a fair few of you who have been rather peeved about the whole thing, prompting Lennon’s son, Sean, into defending it all.

Sean hit back at accusations that his mother Yoko Ono allowed footage of the former Beatle to be used in a car advert for filthy lucre.

Sean has now taken to his Twitter page to respond to the attacks, insisting that Ono gave the project the go-ahead purely in order to keep John “in the public consciousness”.

“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 (sic),” he posted, before adding: “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.”

“Having just seen ad I realise why people are mad,” he wrote later. “But intention was not financial, was simply wanting to keep him out there in the world.”

If you haven’t seen it, here it is. It is pretty toe-curling.

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