Reporters were shocked after Yoko Ono responded to a question concerning the presidential run of Hillary Clinton and the possibility that she could become the first woman President of the United States in American history.
Yoko Ono is an artist and widow of John Lennon. She is currently in Los Angeles to present a collection of cups and saucers she is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art.
Ono totally took reporters by surprise by admitting she had not only met the former First Lady at various times during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 1970s but also knew her intimately.
The artist admitted laughingly to having a fling with Clinton at the time and acknowledged her election would be a great advancement for LGBT and Women rights in America.
Ono was asked to share her thoughts on Hillary’s run for the presidency when she completely took reporters by surprise. She revealed that she met many times with Hillary Clinton during the New York Vietnam War protests in the 1970s, after which they became very intimate.
The famous celebrity also revealed that they both shared many of the same values about sexual equality, fighting against the authoritarian, patriarchal, male-dominated society that they were raised in.
Shockingly, Ono also said that she had a brief romantic fling when she lived with John in Manhattan and Hillary was studying at Yale, but they eventually lost touch. She also said that she is amazed on how things are going well for her and wished her the best.
The statement revealed by Ono was believed to have had the potential to affect Hillary Clinton’s bid for presidency. After Clinton lost the election, one may suggest that Ono’s statement and the previous allegations of Hillary Clinton’s lesbian past may have played against her ambitions in the 2016 presidential election.