The Dark Side Of John Lennon: Disturbing Footage Of Beatles Legend Mocking Disabled People Shocks Fans!
Beatles Legend John Lennon is back under fire as footage of him mocking disabled people emerged online.
Over the years, John Lennon has been an inspiration from people all over the world but his darker side has been exposed – the violence, the abuse, and now, the disturbing video from 1960s TV show “It Was Alright.”
Mirror wrote that “Lennon is seen pulling faces and making exaggerated movements in an offensive manner” in an old video from a live performance with the Fab Four that reemerged this week.
Disappointed fans took to Twitter with some finding it disturbing, distasteful, and cruel.
Mirror also wrote that “Lennon’s controversial sense of humour is well-known amongst Beatles fans, and his violent side was something he admitted to in interviews.”
Lennon openly admitted on hitting women in his 1980 Playboy interview, “insisting his earlier violence motivated his later calls for peace and love.” His first wife Cynthia wrote in her book that Lennon slapped him once out of jealousy.
His son with Cynthia, Julian Lennon, “has claimed his famous parent was emotionally absent, admitting he was jealous of the love shown for Sean, John’s son with Yoko Ono.”
He once said, “Mum was more about love than Dad. He sang about it, he spoke about, but he never really gave it, at least not to me as his son.”
Lennon stated in the Playboy interview that Julian was “born out of a bottle of whiskey” – an unplanned child – which explained the emotional abuse.
Lennon almost killed a close friend of the Beatles, the Cavern Club’s MC Bob Wooler, for jokingly suggesting that “he had an intimate relationship with Brian Epstein.”
This latest controversy surfaced in the same week that “the Beatles’ first recording contract has been sold at auction in New York for $75,000 (£48,000),” according to BBC.
The 1961 contract which resulted to “a rock-and-roll version of a children’s song” My Bonnie bears the signatures of John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and drummer Pete Best, whom Ringo Starr replaced later.
The Beatles recorded “Love Me Do,” their first hit single under their name the following year with Brian Epstein as their manager.
Meanwhile, Ringo Starr recently published a book titled Photograph, where “photographs from his early life pre-Beatles and his life with the Beatles” can be seen, reported Inquisitr. The book was released on September 2.