The Time When A Show Host Said ‘John Lennon Wouldn’t Be Safe In New York’, Forgetting He Was Murdered
There have been so many instances ever since the TV was invented that show broadcasters said something so meaningless and wrong -to put it mildly- that their viewers couldn’t understand whether they were being serious or sarcastic. In this article, we’ll remember one of the biggest blunders ever uttered about the Beatles’ icon John Lennon.
As you know, the famous Beatles co-founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist, John Lennon, was murdered on 8 December 1980 in front of his Manhattan apartment by the guy whose record he’d signed some hours earlier. His death came as a shock to many and led New York citizens to demand safer streets claiming that the rock legend would still be alive if the citizens were protected more efficiently.
Lets’ flash forward to 2020 when a news broadcaster apparently forgot what happened. As you may recall, last year following the murder of George Floyd, a series of ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests took place all over the United States and some Mayors showed their support for the protesters. Bill de Blasio, called all citizens to hum ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon and dream of a day when racism will be a thing of the past.
While some found his statement uniting, apparently that was not the case for Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade. During the show, he tried to slam the Mayor by saying that if John Lennon were alive, he wouldn’t be safe in New York and would be hiding in this apartment. Well… Apparently, he didn’t know about the ’80s.
Here’s what Kilmeade said:
“He wants us to hum ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. John Lennon wouldn’t be safe in this city right now. He’d be hiding in his apartment.”
You can watch his blunder below.
Brian Kilmeade tries to dunk on Bill de Blasio's "Imagine" reference by saying that "John Lennon wouldn't be safe in this city right now." pic.twitter.com/bhM8OCCivi
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 4, 2020