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John Lennon Advertises From Beyond Grave


John Lennon has appeared in a new Citroen commercial that is airing in the U.K…. which is kind of surprising considering that he is probably skeletonized in his grave. Yoko Ono let the French company use her husband in their new car campaign. Needless to say, Beatles fans aren’t particularly happy with it. First Beatles Rock Band and now this? The dead Beatles keep resurfacing – it’s worse than pictures of Lady Gaga’s crotch. Why won’t anyone let them rest in peace?

According to Reuters:

In the ad — made for Citroen’s new “anti-retro” DS-3 model — Lennon is shown criticizing people who rehash the past in their own work. “Once a thing’s been done it’s been done, so while this nostalgia — I mean for the ’60s and ’70s, you know, looking backwards for inspiration, copying the past — how’s that rock ‘n’ roll?” Lennon says. “Do something of your own. Start something new, you know? Live your lives now. Know what I mean?”

Sean Lennon, Yoko and John’s son, attempted to explain that it wasn’t for money via Twitter. But honestly that’s a little hard to believe. No one really accepts that John would be supportive of putting his face all over car commercials, as if that were a truly noble cause.

Sean said that:

“Having just seen (the) ad I realize why people are mad,” Lennon added. “But (our) intention was not financial, (it) was simply wanting to keep him out there in the world.”

Oh okay – so they just wanted to keep John’s memory alive in case they needed to flog a product in the future that they could cash in on. They shouldn’t try so hard, though. He was in one of the most famous bands of all time. It’s not like he’d have any trouble getting publicity, even postmortem.