Sean Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, has spoken about the time he spent with Michael. He befriended Michael in the early 1980s and appeared with the King of Pop in his 1988 hit movie ‘Moonwalker.’ Lennon said:
“I think that was a super strange time, but not in a dark way; in an odd way, in a unique way. It was odd because Bubbles was all dressed up in dandy outfits and we were all running around playing video games with this chimpanzee.”
Sean compared his time at Neverland Ranch to a combination of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and recalls fondly his memories with Michael. He continued;
“He was the coolest dude I’d ever met for sure. I mean people, you know, they have a lot of opinions about him and like anything else, my opinions can only be based on my experience.”
Michael Jackson & Sean Lennon (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
In 2016 Lennon released ‘Bubbles Burst,’ which was part clay motion depicting Michael and Bubbles. Sean said some listeners interpreted “Bubbles Burst” as criticism of Michael, or as a defense of him. Sean said it was neither. Rather ‘Bubbles Burst’ was a document of Sean’s surreal experiences with Bubbles.