Cee-Lo Disrepects John Lennon at New Year Celebration

Not that I had any respect for him to begin with, but in case you missed it, Cee Lo Green had the "honor" of singing in the new year right before the ball dropped in Times Square last night. The song was Imagine by Lennon. A great song. However, Cee Lo decided to add his own flavor to the song and changed the lyrics a bit. Can you guess which verse?

Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too" to "Nothing to kill or die for, And all religion's true."

That's right. Standing there in his fur coat, which I would bet money on being real, singing one of the greatest songs of all time with the most meaningful words, and he changed it. Needless to say the back-lash has been huge.

For myself, I think one of the two living Beatles should call him and verbally slap the shit out him.

Here's an article from the Huffington Post with the video and the tweets to Cee-Lo that followed.Way to ruin the new year and step on the memory of a beloved person you ass.

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Comment by Albert Bakker on January 1, 2012 at 1:26pm

Never heard of Cee Lo Green. His website portrays him as a Lady Killer. Looks like he could have earned that epithet just by asking if he may on top.

Comment by Willson Stoner on January 1, 2012 at 4:23pm

A fat joke!?! What an intelligent response.

Comment by Albert Bakker on January 1, 2012 at 4:55pm

It wasn't meant to be intelligent. It was meant to be tasteless and insulting. If I wanted to be intelligent, I would be tactful, politically correct, use woolly language that nobody could possibly be offended by.

But instead I am giving you the chance to feel compassion for a creative and talented lady killer instead of being ever so mildly put off by the rape of a piece of cultural heritage.

I expect no gratitude, but I won't refuse a polite thank you either.

Comment by Willson Stoner on January 1, 2012 at 7:35pm

Yeah, tasteless and insulting and bigoted! You probably wouldn't make jokes about his race. Everyone would see you for what you are. Cee Lo didn't choose to rape a cultural icon because his pants are few sizes larger than yours. Bigotry is bigotry is bigotry!

Comment by Doc Feral on January 1, 2012 at 9:23pm

Albert,,, If it helps, you make have head this song. Got air play for bit.. even at the end of an episode of "No Ordinary Family.."

This is the censored version... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKxodgpyGec&feature=relmfu

Comment by Jason on January 1, 2012 at 9:26pm

"And all religion's true".

What does that even mean? .... Yep, Christianity, Hinduism, Greek Mythology, and the other hundred religions are all true...... Make sense if you don’t think about it.

Comment by Dustin on January 1, 2012 at 10:14pm

race and obesity are separate issues.  He is a bit big boned, but he also looks like he is packing on a few lbs.  

Anyway, his website has 'featured F*ck You' ... then below, there is a clip of him singing at a Disney parade.   Is it just me, or are these 2 things not meshing together?  

And yeah, what does 'All religions true' even mean...lol

Comment by Skepticlese on January 1, 2012 at 10:16pm

Most of the main stream media missed the point, too--reporting on the whining of Lennon fans who were simply pissed off that he would dare to change the words to an "icon's" song. If that were all, I wouldn't really care. Let's face it, we're pretty good at pointing out that nothing written ought to be "scripture."  The thing though, is that he tweeted that did it so as to imagine a "world were u could believe what u wanted that's all." Total BS. First, that's not what he said: "all religions true" is meaningless at best and at worst, it totally disrespects the author's point of view--one without religion at all. In typical bigoted fashion he chose to leave out the nonbeliever, the person who realized that NO religion is better than ANY religion, let alone alone ALL of the screwed up beliefs found under the penumbra of that most offensive term "religion."  The reality is he changed it for some "let's all just get along" horse manure reason. It's one thing if you're going to change lots of words and simply borrow the tune, or to make a parody of it, but to change just that one line was shameful and just a stupid attempt at pandering to some audience he perceived might think him more profound than he actually is. By the way, it's also a little ironic that he'd sing the line "no possessions, too" while wearing that ridiculous fur coat and all that bling that could have probably supported half a dozen NYC soup kitchens through the next two freezing months--but then again, it's just a song. 

Comment by James on January 1, 2012 at 10:20pm

I'm a huge McCartney and Beatles fan and would love it of Paul were to seek out about it. The sad thing is, that he took an amazingly meaningful song and had to muck with it (and in a way that doesn't even make sense). Sadly, there's probably a decent portion of the youth populous that don't even realize what the real lyrics should have been.

Comment by Dustin on January 1, 2012 at 10:31pm

Some of Cee Lo's tweets in response to criticism...

"muthafucker u don't know john or me! And I'm pro choice! Fuck religion its about faith"

"dude fuck you too and fuck that cover too fuck this conversation too fuck it all"

Sounds like a pretty cool guy.  

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