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- Posted on Mar 3rd 2010 7:29PM by Benjy Eisen
On Tuesday, Lennon's son, Sean Lennon, defended his mom while respecting his dad. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "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."
A valid point, to be sure, but the commercial is still, perhaps, a little unsettling to Beatles fans who consider things like high-end automobile endorsements undermining Lennon's true legacy as an artist, as well as his integrity as a public figure. Click here to view a YouTube of the actual commercial.
"Having just seen the ad I realize why people are mad," Sean followed up, on Twitter. "But intention was not financial, was simply wanting to keep him out there in the world."
In the clip, Lennon is seen discussing why we shouldn't look to the past for inspiration. "Once a thing's been done, it's been done," he says. "So why all this nostalgia?" Oh, don't let the irony get past you.