Lennon made a song called women are the niggers of the world. Which erases the existence in black women who are far more marginalised than white women. It also assumes that all men regardless of race are less marginalised than white women which of course isn’t true because white women earn more than black men. Never mind using a fucking racial slur in a song like how is that ok.
Ghandi was notably anti-black supported apartheid in South Africa. Would not meet with various black leaders who supported his ideologies. Also suggested that the Jewish people surrender to nazism and went as far as to encourage them to kill themselves for the sake of ‘protest’.
Coco Chanel used the nazi occupation to further her career. Was noted to have made anti-Semitic remarks. It’s being argued whether she was in fact a spy or informant but what is definitely known is that she supported the nazi regime and gained property that was once Jewish owned.
While his use of the term now a days would be completely appalling. I think commenting without facts and blindly calling Lennon a racist when it was oko ono who coined the phrase originally, is asinine, I don’t care what colour you are & neither did John.