They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case a chilling picture is worth at least 14,000 retweets.
In an effort to bring attention to gun violence in the U.S., Yoko Ono tweeted a photo of John Lennon’s bloody glasses. Lennon, as you know, was shot and killed on December 8th, 1980 outside the Dakota apartment building by Mark David Chapman.
“The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon,” read the tweet.
So far, tweet has received over 14,800 retweets and over 4,000 favorites.
The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon twitter.com/yokoono/status…
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) March 20, 2013
The tweet was even retweeted by President Obama’s Twitter account.
Whatever your feelings are about the current battle between gun control activists, 2nd amendment activists, and everyone in between, it’s hard to argue against this image as a particularly powerful one.