4/24/2008

You Say You Want Evolution?

Yoko Ono is suing the producers of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed for using her late husband John Lennon's "Imagine" without perrmission. The filmmakers included the ex-Beatles' iconic song in their documentary, in which they claim, according to Wikipedia, "that what it calls 'Big Science' suppresses dissent from the scientific theory of evolution and portrays the theory as having contributed to the rise of the Nazi Holocaust, communism, atheism and Planned Parenthood." Ouch.

The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon--heirs to their dad's publishing--and EMI Blackwood Music Inc, seeks financial damages and the filmmakers to cease distributing, selling and promoting the movie.

Expelled hit theatres on April 18th.

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