Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Yoko Ono: "John Lennon May Have Been Bisexual"
It has recently come to life in a new interview with Yoko Ono that her husband the late John Lennon may have been bisexual due to him considering a homosexual relationship.
In Daily Beast Ono talks about how the two of them had said it is perfectly natural to be attracted to someone of your gender even if you identified as heterosexual, saying:
“John and I had a big talk about it, saying, basically, all of us must be bisexual. And we were sort of in a situation of thinking that we’re not [bisexual] because of society. So we are hiding the other side of ourselves, which is less acceptable."
Ono elaborated on whether or not Lennon would have gone through with having a homosexual relationship, saying:
"I think he had a desire to, but I think he was too inhibited. No, not inhibited. He said, ‘I don’t mind if there’s an incredibly attractive guy.’ It’s very difficult: They would have to be not just physically attractive, but mentally very advanced too. And you can’t find people like that […] The beginning of the year he was killed, he said to me, ‘I could have done it, but I can’t because I just never found somebody that was that attractive.’ Both John and I were into attractiveness — you know — beauty.”
Somehow this doesn't come as a surprise considering some of the profound subject matters Lennon often got into pondering. If he had done such a thing I'm sure he would have caused a media field day, but sooner or later people would have been pretty accepting due to the fact he was such a highly regarded public figure. Still, it may have helped LGBT rights along back during that time as well.