It’s no secret that Beatles fans across the world have had a little (okay, quite a big) vendetta against Yoko Ono for the past few decades. Many have claimed that she broke up the band (what do you think?), and she hasn’t exactly made it a secret that she wants to be credited for Lennon’s creative flow. Yet, whether you agree with her actions or not, you can’t deny that she’s had her former husband’s back since his death. Because you know what they say, when life gives you lemons, you make Lennonade…
Yep, Yoko Ono has spent the last few weeks battling it out against a Polish lemonade company called John Lemon. The company was established around five years ago, and has since become an international company, which sources bars and restaurants across Europe. Throughout their campaigns, John Lemon have used the ironic name to their advantage, and have created marketing campaigns that feature murals of Lennon holding lemons (try and say that five times faster) and advertisements that feature Lennon’s iconic circular glasses and popular song title, ‘Let It Be.’
If you ask us, it’s pretty genius.
Unfortunately, Yoko Ono doesn’t feel the same way, and believes the John Lemon lemonade company are using John Lennon’s name to capitalize their own profit. Because of this, Oko made the decision to sue the company, as ‘they were abusing and misusing the legacy of John Lennon to sell their soda.’
However, instead of becoming Yoko Ono’s newest enemies, the company have decided to rename themselves, and now go by the name of On Lemon (one more ‘O’ on they would have been in deep trouble). The company have released a statement:
All of us involved with this product are startups and we couldn’t take on someone who is with many, many millions.
Probably a wise choice.