Saturday, 25 May, 2019

Wisconsin radio station pulls 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Several radio stations in North America have stopped playing the holiday classic'Baby It’s Cold Outside following complaints about its lyrics It's The Most Controversial Time Of The Year...For 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' At Least
Guillermo Jimenez | 08 December, 2018, 15:52

Keyes said there haven't been any complaints about "Baby, It's Cold Outside" to the station, but that the tone of the song in 2018 is different from when it was originally written in the 1940s.

The classic holiday song "Baby It's Cold Outside", has been pulled from a Madison, Wisconin radio station's airwaves.

Loesser did say she understands why the song has taken on its current connotation in the post-Weinstein era, noting, "Absolutely I get it". San Francisco radio station KOIT received negative responses after playing the song recently. The song is about a man trying to convince his date to stay with him a little longer, and it has been recorded numerous times since its debut in the movie "Neptune's Daughter".

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The song, written by composer Frank Lesser, was first performed by him and his wife Lynn garland at a family party, as humorous sketches, hinting that it was time to go.

"I think you have to look at the intent of the song, and when you look at the intent, it's - to me - a very flirtatious back-and-forth between the two of them", she continued.

Her co-hosts were less sold on the song's innocence.

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"If we all believe 'no means no, ' how can you play that song?"

'Absolutely I get it, ' she said. A column in 2010 made waves for referring to the song as "date-rapey", and Urban Dictionary referred to the song as the "Christmas Date Rape Song" as far back as 2002.

"I personally love performing "Baby It's Cold Outside" and will continue to do so", Deanna told FOX News. "People used to say "what's in this drink" as a joke".

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