BY MIKAYLA TACKABERRY
The Christmas season is here, but some people are less than jolly finding out the famous Christmas song, Baby It’s Cold Outside, has been banned from certain radio stations. A radio station in Cleveland was first to put their foot down the song, for the controversial lyrics that are just now being analyzed.
Some claim the lyrics are inappropriate. “Say what’s in this drink?” and “the answer is no,” raise some suspicions about the song’s intent and meaning. The song can be controversial if in fact the girl is saying no while the guy is persistent on her staying. Listeners claim that the guy is pressuring her and abusing her while she wants to leave.
“The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place”, Glenn Anderson, host of Cleveland’s station wrote.
Radio stations around the nation are following suit and taking the song off air as well.
While others are furious and want the song back on the radios, they argue that the song was written in 1944, and has to be taken in the context of the day. The song was originally written by Frank Loesser and his wife to sing at parties. Arguing that the song is ruined by the world we live in today, some believe the song deserves to be back on the radio.
Supporters of the song being brought back are requesting people to simply turn on the radio nowadays and there will be things much worse corrupting children.
There isn't much hope of the song making a comeback on radios this Christmas, so it looks like Baby It’s Cold Outside is staying inside for the year.