Recently Yoko Ono discussed that whole thing about breaking up The Beatles, with Anderson Cooper on CNN. She told him, "I think I was used as a scapegoat, and it's a very easy scapegoat, you know, Japanese woman." When he asks if she believes it was mostly about sexism and racism, she answers: "sexism, racism, but also just remember the United States and Britain were fighting with Japan in WWII, it was just after that in a way, so I could understand how they felt. [It hurt] in a way, but it was sort of like a distance thing... John and I were so close, and we were totally involved in each other."

John Lennon discussed the allegation, alongside Yoko, on the Dick Cavett show—asking, "how could one woman split The Beatles?"