‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Dropped By Cleveland Radio Station
A radio station in Cleveland has dropped a holiday song because they claim that they lyrics violate the spirit of the #MeToo movement. Star 102 has stopped playing the song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' saying that some of the words send the wrong message.
One of the DJs wrote that it was the listeners who brought the song's lyrics to his attention. He said that he didn't get why people had a problem with them until he gave them another listen. The song is a duet between a man and a woman. The woman makes it clear that she is worried about being with the man late into the night, but he insists she stays, telling her 'baby, it's cold outside'.
The lyrics in question include, "Say, what's in this drink", "I really can't say", "Baby don't hold out", "I ought to say no, no, no,", and "Mind if I move in closer". The song was written in 1944, but criticism of the tune has been building in recent years. Many think that in today's #MeToo environment, the lyrics have a much sinister meaning to them.
What about you? Are YOU offended by the lyrics to 'Baby It's Cold Outside'? Is this a holiday song that should fall by the wayside? Or are we overreacting and getting too politically correct?
[via CBS News]