(CNSNews.com) -- Sean Ono Lennon, the son of the late-Beatles band member John Lennon, criticized the media on Twitter this week, stating that so-called "respectable" journalists had been "quoting CCP [Chinese Communist Party] official numbers for months without doubt or hesitation."
He also derided their selective outrage over where the coronavirus originated -- Wuhan or China -- and whether it is "racist" to label it a Chinese virus. In the end, he said, "The official media have lost their legitimacy."
Lennon's April 1 tweet reads, "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."
In another tweet on Wednesday, Lennon mocked a "Breaking News" item from Bloomberg News, noting that the "U.S. intelligence community" had discovered that "China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths...."
"Excuse me how the fudge is this breaking news?" said Lennon. "And why do we need U.S. ‘Intelligence’ to tell us what we all already know?"
As a communist, totalitarian regime, China is well-known for its deceitfulness and the often false information it provides to the media. This is a regime that has killed more than 65 million of its own people since 1950, and still operates slave labor camps and concentration camps.
Sean Ono Lennon, 44, is the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Sean Ono Lennon is a professional musician and songwriter. In the past he has participated in events calling for a free Tibet, a country that has been oppressed by China for decades.