Friday, April 04, 2008

The Yoko Factor

Yoko Ono has found the time to put a sympathetic hand on Heather Mills' shoulder:

Ono has urged Mills to 'stay strong'. She says, "It's not very easy for a woman to be associated with the Beatles. I think all the wives did suffer but suffer quietly and endured." Yoko also says the mother-of-one "needs to do her very best and try to survive."

Ono's "quiet suffering" includes lawsuits against EMI, cutting deals with Nike to use Instant Karma on adverts for plimsoles, flogging Lennon's artwork to create a range of baby clothing and signing off on using his face to promote Speke Airport. The suffering mostly involves having to look at the large cash sums in your pocketbook without whooping out loud.

Let's hope Mills can somehow figure out a way to "survive" on twenty five million, eh?

It might seem odd that Ono - who has always portrayed herself as a diligent widow tending the flame of the her husband's legacy - might offer so much support to Heather, although 'pursuing a vendetta with Paul McCartney' might suggest an element of common cause.

[Thanks to Michael M for the link]