VIDEO: Man Plays Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Outside Paris Music Hall Day After ISIS Attack
A man playing ex-Beatle John Lennon’s peace anthem ‘Imagine’ on a piano in front of the Bataclan concert hall the day after the Friday night ISIS terror attack there that killed over 100 concert attendees was posted to You Tube by The Huffington Post French edition.
Image created by Jean Jullien after ISIS attack on Paris with the message, ‘Peace for Paris’, November 13, 2015,via Twitter.
As some have noted, the ISIS attack targeted the French hipster culture.
They didn't attack the army. Or the police. They attacked the lively hipster heart of Paris. They attacked people who were enjoying life.
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) November 14, 2015
“They didn’t attack the army. Or the police. They attacked the lively hipster heart of Paris. They attacked people who were enjoying life.”
So far the hipster culture has responded with a drawing of the Eiffel Tower as peace symbol and the playing of the song Imagine.
Released in 1971, Imagine has long been an iconic but controversial song for it’s statements asking listeners to imagine no religion and no possessions as a means to make the case for people not fighting and killing each other, asking listeners instead to “imagine all the people, living life in peace.”
Lennon’s video for Imagine:
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld had a message for celebrities tweeting the Eiffel Tower peace symbol:
note to celebrities: stop tweeting sketches of the Eiffel Tower as part of a peace sign. You're idiots.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) November 14, 2015
“note to celebrities: stop tweeting sketches of the Eiffel Tower as part of a peace sign. You’re idiots.”
ISIS released a statement in American-English on Saturday claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks.