That horrendous AI John Lennon is completely tone deaf

AI John Lennon
(Image credit: Jona Rotting / HeyGen via Twitter)

We've seen a fair few controversial uses of AI art in the past few months. From winning entries to art and photography competitions to AI 'models' in fashion and backgrounds in Netflix animations, almost every week brings fresh controversy. But an AI-generated John Lennon is provoking what must be the most universally hostile reaction yet.

The creepy, tone-deaf AI video brings Lennon back to life (just about) to laud the merits of AI image generation through a bizarre script that packs in cringeworthy plays on his lyrics in phrases like "give prompt a chance" and "prompt is all you need" (if this doesn't completely put you off AI forever, see our pick of the best AI art generators to see the tools available and the best AI art tutorials to learn more about how they work).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.