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John Lennon Advertising Cars? Thanks, Yoko!

It seems Yoko Ono is allowing French automaker Citroën to use footage of John Lennon for the purposes of advertising a new "anti-retro" car. Needless to say, there's a slew of people who are up in arms. The footage is of Lennon discussing the creative process, and nostalgia as a way to stifle it. I don't think he had car companies in mind when he made the statement.

Sean Lennon quickly jumped to his mother's defense, explaining that this was absolutely not about the money. Rather, he said, it was a way to help expose a younger generation to the former Beatle and his ideas. I want to believe it. I really want to. But something about this just makes me feel a little sick.

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Sarah Ventre