'American Idol': Yoko Ono wishes people would just give her a chance

yoko-ono-gi.jpg Yoko Ono, avant-garde when The Beatles were mainstream, remains current with music as a fan of Green Day and "American Idol."

"I was surprised that it was a very stimulating program," she tells Zap2it.

"Young people are doing some very courageous things," she says.  "When you think about it, there are so many courageous musicians. When John (husband John Lennon) started, most people were saying, 'You are not doing enough,' even when John did it.

"Governments of all different countries are trying to censor things and a lot of musicians do their best to change the world for the better."

Promoting an upcoming PBS documentary, "American Masters: LENNONYC," Ono is well aware that many still see her as the force that broke up The Beatles. This film, focusing on Lennon and her happier years in Manhattan, could finally help people to understand their deep love.

"I am very concerned because I know many people in the world would still sweep it under the rug," she says of her connection with John. "There is a lot of animosity. I think John wanted [the film]. And I think his spirit was telling me to do it. For the past 30 years, so many things that were said were wrong, and I wanted to move on with my life."

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