Yoko Ono: John Lennon wanted to have sex with men

John Lennon and Yoko Ono  (Pic: Jack Mitchell)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Pic: Jack Mitchell)

Yoko Ono has revealed that her iconic late husband, John Lennon, was interested in the idea of sleeping with other men.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, the performer and artist said that she and Lennon, who was gunned down in 1980, believed that, “basically, all of us must be bisexual.”

She explained that people are “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.”

With regard to her husband, who rose to fame as a member of the Beatles, Ono said she doesn’t believe the rumours that he had sex with the band’s gay manager Brian Epstein.

Lennon himself once commented about his relationship with Epstein: “Well, it was almost a love affair, but not quite. It was never consummated. But it was a pretty intense relationship.”

Ono told The Daily Beast: “I think they didn’t have it [sex]. But they went to Spain, and when they came back, tons of reporters were asking, ‘Did you do it, did you do it?’ So he said, ‘I did it.’ Isn’t that amazing? But of course he would say that. I’m sure Brian Epstein made a move, yeah.”

And what about other men? “I think he had a desire to, but I think he was too inhibited,” said Ono.

“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,” she explained.

“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,” Ono added.

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