Fans have been left shocked by disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people.
The Beatles legend was an inspiration to many, but over the years his darker side has been revealed – and TV show It Was Alright In The 1960s has brought him back under fire.
In an old clip from a live performance with the Fab Four, Lennon is seen pulling faces and making exaggerated movements in an offensive manner.
The video resurfaced on the Channel 4 show this week, and it has prompted a disappointed reaction from viewers as they were reminded of the star’s views.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “John Lennon mocking the disabled is disturbing to say the last #AlrightInThe60s (sic)”
#AlrightInThe1960s John Lennon making fun of disabled people. :O He courted danger!! Look at his “Bigger than Jesus” quote.
— Stuart Kenny (@StuartKenny33) September 19, 2015
John Lennon mocking the disabled is disturbing to say the least#AlrightInThe60s
— George (@TheRealMcGack) September 19, 2015
Another added: “#johnlennon’s distasteful learning disability impressions I saw on #itwasalrightinthe60s tonight would never have been OK. #beatles (sic)”
Despite Lennon’s sick sense of humour being discussed by fans of the years, many were still outraged by the video.
SOURCE: ALISTAIR MCGEORGE