According to Yoko Ono's small army of lawyers, she emphatically did not eat corgi meatballs with the performance artist Mark McGowan, as reported here and across the web last month. McGowan engaged in the PETA-approved stunt to protest the Royal family's alleged cruelty to animals. Corgis are the Queen's favourite breed of dog.
I must admit that I am disappointed that Yoko didn't partake in the political stunt. To make matters worse, according to her lawyers the allegation that she was involved was “highly defamatory”, “offensive” and “extremely distressing to her”. When I heard the news that Yoko had participated in McGowan's latest political intervention, her credibility as an agent of social change shot way as far as I was concerned. Now that I know this is not the case, she is once again irrelevant in my eyes, or, in her own words, little more than “the wife of an ex-Beatle.”
So if Yoko isn't eating Corgis what is she actually up to? A brief news search will find that she has recently broken the silence over John Lennon's last words before his murder. (Yoko: “Shall we go and have dinner before we go home?” John: “No, let’s go home because I want to see Sean before he goes to sleep.”) She also admitted in the same interview that she almost aborted their son Sean, but was convinced otherwise by John.
Previously on Art Threat:
McGowan and Yoko Ono eat corgi in royal protest
Fake tits vs real ones: an Interview with Dayna McLeod