Yoko Ono on Wednesday joined America's simmering debate over gun violence by tweeting the cover art from her 1981 album "Season of Glass," which contained a picture of what appear to be the blood-stained glasses of her slain husband, the musician John Lennon.
In a series of tweets, Ono posted statistics related to gun violence in the United States. "We are turning this beautiful country into war zone," she wrote in one. Each tweet contained a banner that included a photo of the glasses worn by Lennon when he was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
"Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on December 8, 1980," the caption on the banner read.
Ono posted the tweets on what would have been her 44th wedding anniversary with the former Beatle. Here is one of the tweets:
Here is the album cover:
This post has been updated.