The Beatles as a group as well as individuals constantly shared their opinions and influenced people around the world. The inspirational song “Imagine” by the legendary group’s frontman John Lennon was no different. People view “Imagine” as a declaration of peace and unification of humanity.
This New Years Eve, during a celebration in NYC, the eclectic ex-Goodie Mob member Cee Lo Green ruffled several Beatles’ fans feathers when he changed the song’s lyrics.
In a performance, a little before the huge crystal ball dropped, Cee Lo Green sang “Imagine,” and replaced “Imagine no religion too” with “And all religion is true.”
Lennon fans immediately began an angry tweet campaign.
“The whole point of that lyric is that religion causes harm,” tweeted @geekysteven. “If ‘all religion’s true’ it would be a pretty bleak place.”
“Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!” Mr. Lo tweeted. “I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”
Do artists still have creative license or will they be judged, sentenced and tweeted to death?