Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle has been blocked by John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono on Twitter after insulting her on a radio show.
The controversial comedian sent out a tweet this morning with a photograph showing that Yoko Ono had blocked him.
The social media snub comes after Boyle appeared on a BBC Radio Four comedy show, where he mocked Ono and the late John Lennon.
“The Unbelievable Truth”, which aired last night, featured the Boyle telling jokes
about The Beatles and Ono for panelists to determine if they were truth or lies.
On the show, Boyle said: “Lennon and McCartney’s drug experiments continued until they found the exact dose of LSD that made them think that their wives were talented.
“Indeed the band only grew long hair and beards as a way of trying to shake off Yoko Ono.”
The Scots funnyman even ventured into the sensitive subject of Lennon’s death in 1980.
He said: “Lennon’s murder was wrongly mourned as a tragedy because he actually exceeded the average life expectancy of a Liverpudlian in the 1980’s “
It’s unclear whether Ono blocked him in relation to his appearance on the show or whether there is another reason.
Boyle sent out the tweet to his 2.27 million followers this morning (MON) with the photo of Ono’s account showing that she had blocked him.
Many of Boyle’s quick witted fans commented on the American artist blocking him.
@JimConnolly tweeted: “Oh no, Ono.”
@georgewood_me said: “Ono that’s a shame”
@ginjadave commented: “Is that because you took the p**s on Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth?”
@retroozio replied: “Imagine.....”
@Merrion said: “Imagine that”
@amwilson30 tweeted: “How do you sleep after that?”
Boyle, was famously blocked by American music star Chris Brown in 2014.
In response to Brown calling for breakdancing and skateboarding to be made Olympic sports, Boyle tweeted: “Or intergender boxing. You’d be in with a chance of a medal there.”