Uptight Beatles Fans Irate Over Lady Gaga Pic

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Lady Gaga pictures stirring up controversy? It's a weekly occurrence. 

This instance is a bit surprising, however, because all she did was play a the piano. It just happened to be John Lennon's famous white Steinway piano.

The late icon's son, Sean Lennon, posted the Gaga photo on Twitter with the caption: "With gaga at mom's house, she's belting on the white piano..."

Some fans were irate that she dared play the instrument, a gift from John to Sean's mother, Yoko Ono, and it sits out in the open at Yoko's home.

The image of her at the iconic instrument sparked replies such as "WHY WOULD YOU LET LADY GAGA PLAY ON JOHN'S PIANO? I'm disappointed. >:("

Lady Gaga channels John Lennon on the icon's own piano.

Sean Lennon replied, "pianos meant are to be played. Why is everyone so uptight? What should we do, lock it away in a dusty room? So judgmental."

He took the picture down, but added, "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 ... Come on, lighten up...life's too short, there're enough real problems in the world...."

Her fame buoyed by outrageous outfits, bombastic videos and even the occasional hermaphrodite rumors, it's easy to overlook that Lady Gaga can play.

She was classically trained in the piano from age four on, with prodigal results. Gaga began writing songs at age 13 and majored in the subject at NYU.

In fact, here's Gaga performing John Lennon's "Imagine" at the Human Rights Campaign's National Dinner in 2009. Think she's worthy of the Steinway?


John Lennon worked with many midgets during the filmiing of the movie The Yellow Submarine,so I guess it's ok if one of them plays his piano.


Some people really have nothing better to do than complain about the most ridiculous things. Gaga's actually a really talented piano player and I doubt she was the first person the Lennons' let play that piano. I'd say every guest invited to that house has been allowed to run their fingers over those keys.


Somehow I think that John would be pleased that an offbeat musician like himself wanted to play his piano. Sheesh, it's not the holy grail - it's a piano and is meant to be played.


An unplayed piano is little more than a table. A very expensive table.


Lennon was a controversial figure in his day, too. Not everybody idolized him. Big deal somebody played his piano. I think his own son has more to say about that than his faceless followers.


If she would cover her a** with some clothes instead of looking like a hooker while playing a famous guys piano, maybe the media wouldn't of had such a problem with this. Its her image more than anything that bugged the people !!!


Jesus christ - let her play. She is same creative quality level as lennon. It is meant to be. GOOD for her!!!!!

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