Radio stations ban "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in the Me Too era

08 December, 2018, 19:49 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • It's The Most Controversial Time Of The Year...For 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' At Least

The daughter of the composer behind "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has blamed the recent controversy surrounding the Christmas classic's predatory lyrics on actor Bill Cosby.

Cleveland radio station WDOK said a poll on its website showed a majority of listeners supported the ban when the decision to retire the song was made.

Loesser did say she understands why the song has taken on its current connotation in the post-Weinstein era, noting, "Absolutely I get it".

"Bill Cosby ruined it for everybody", Susan Loesser told NBC.

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The classic holiday song "Baby It's Cold Outside", has been pulled from a Madison, Wisconin radio station's airwaves. But I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time. 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". "I think you can look at anything and read something into it these days, and I just don't think that was the case when they wrote that song and (it's not) the intent of the song, and I think we have to look at that". Other lyrics like "say, what's in this drink?" have also raised eyebrows.

'You know, this drink is going straight to my head, so what's in this drink? "But ever since Cosby was accused of drugging women, I hear the date rape thing all the time".

WDOK Christmas 102.1 FM in Cleveland confirmed last week it pulled the song from its rotation after getting complaints from listeners who claimed the song conjured undertones of sexual harassment.

Her co-hosts were less sold on the song's innocence. And although the woman wants to leave and gives all the possible prepositions, holder holds it, insisting that it's too cold outside. The female singing the first part (with male singer in parentheses).

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