John Lennon’s Son Says DEI Stands for ‘Dumb Evil Idiots’:- Sean Ono Lennon, the son of iconic singer John Lennon, is no fan of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
The singer/musician made that clear on Wednesday when he strongly criticized DEI on X related to and following the resignation of ex-Harvard President Claudine Gay.
Lennon Cites Investor Bill Ackman’s Criticism of Harvard
Mr. Lennon also knocked the “social justice warriors” who claim to be fighting against “institutional racism” in response to a tweet by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman who has been critical of Harvard’s DEI policies.
As stated, Mr. Lennon’s comments followed that of Mr. Ackman who advocated for the closure of the Harvard Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.
Mr. Ackman, 57, alleged the office removed ideology from its website after he raised questions about who the commission represents. The investor also called for the members of the Harvard Corporation to resign.
“The Corporation Board should not remain in their seats protected by the unusual governance structure which enabled them to obtain their seats,” he posted, claiming the board failed to create a discrimination-free campus and exposed Harvard to congressional investigations, “tremendous” reputational damage and the potential loss of federal funding.
Ackman Bemoans Hiring Based on DEI
It was back in December that Mr. Ackman noted Ms. Gay was hired because of the school’s DEI initiative, rather than “identifying the best leaders for our prestigious universities.”
“The same was likely true for other elite universities doing searches at the same time, creating an even more limited universe of DEI-eligible presidential candidates,” Mr. Ackman continued.“Shrinking the pool of candidates based on required race, gender, and/or sexual orientation criteria is not the right approach to identifying the best leaders for our most prestigious universities.”
Lennon Previously Critical of Chinese Propaganda
For his part, Mr. Lennon gained notoriety in 2020 when he openly criticized the establishment media for pushing Chinese propaganda amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Been listening to ‘respectable’ journalists quoting CCP official numbers for months without doubt or hesitation. Calling it the Wuhan Virus but only days later telling ppl who say it’s from China they’re racist. The official media have lost their legitimacy,” he said.