Used to describe the situation when the shit hits the fan and the first person to show up is used as a scapegoat for the problems. Based on the situation- the beatles breaking up. Yoko Ono was blamed by many fans of being the cause. The truth is that she just happened to be there at the time.
guy: Rolls-Royce has gone to shit since the Germans took it over

talking donkey: Their sales were already lower than Bentley. They have become passe. They would still be in the shit if they were still British-owned. You just have a slight case of yoko syndrome.
by Gumba Gumba February 20, 2004
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Yoko syndrome refers to scapegoating of the latest party to become involved with an object of popularity that is now in decline. Refers to the situation of many fans of the beatles blaming Yoko Ono, wife of John Lennon for their break-up, and the end of beatlemania.

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by Gumba Gumba February 24, 2004
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Yoko Ono Symdrome is used to describe when someone chooses to hate and vilify another person for the crime of dating a celebrity they find attractive, regardless of the massive odds of that person ever getting together with said celebrity themselves. Typically occurs to fans of teenage boybands.

The term comes from the massive hate Yoko Ono received from female fans of the Beatles following her relationship and marriage to John Lennon.
"I'm worried about my daughter, she keeps writing blog posts about how she hates anyone dating Harry Styles because she wants him for herself. I think she has Yoko Ono Syndrome."
by WatcherMark March 10, 2016
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