The brouhaha began when Lennon's son Sean posted a picture of Lady Gaga tinkling the ivories — in a skimpy bodysuit and fishnet stockings — on his Twitter page, accompanied by the caption, "With gaga at mom's house, she's belting on the white piano." Sean later removed the picture after fans complained that Gaga shouldn't have been allowed to jam on the instrument, which was a gift to Lennon's wife and Sean's mother, Yoko Ono.
One tweeter in particular blasted Sean, writing, "WHY WOULD YOU LET LADY GAGA PLAY ON JOHN'S PIANO? I'm disappointed," capping off the tweet with a frowning emoticon. The tweeter insisted Gaga was not up to snuff and later added, "Would you let just anyone play it? I mean geez, c'mon."
Although he removed the offending pic, Sean defended Gaga from the haters. "Pianos meant are to be played. Why is everyone so uptight? What should we do, lock it away in a dusty room? So judgmental," Sean tweeted. The musician also replied to another fan, insisting that John wouldn't be bothered by Gaga taking to the keys. "Firstly, he gave that piano to my mother for her birthday, it is hers, secondly, he was not uptight the way you seem to be," Sean tweeted. Ultimately, the musician called for the offended fans to calm down and focus on other issues. "Come on, lighten up ... life's too short, there're enough real problems in the world."
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