OH radio station pulls controversial holiday song, and KC station gets complaints

Christmas FM confirm they won't be playing 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' due to its controversial lyrics

A USA radio station is giving the cold shoulder to the classic Baby It's Cold Outside, removing the song from its lineup of holiday music because its lyrics are inappropriate toward women, staff members say.

Mostly, the song, written by Frank Loesser in 1944, is a clever back-and-forth between a man making advances and a resistant woman. The duet normally has a male singer offering "a half a drink more" in an effort to keep the woman around, despite her concerns her parents will be anxious.

In a blog post justifying the station's decision, radio Presenter Glenn Anderson said he didn't understand why the lyrics were "so bad" until he read them.

"The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended", Anderson wrote.

Anyway, Christmas FM has since stated via Twitter that the song wasn't banned at all, but merely that the song itself didn't resonate with listeners and was dropped past year as a result.

Other lyrics sung by the woman include: "Say, what's in this drink?" and "I simply must go ..."

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"Baby, It's Cold Outside" has been considered a holiday classic ever since it won the Academy Award for best original song in the film "Neptune's Daughter".

I'm so exhausted of this. "The song seems odd now not cuz it's about coercing sex but about a woman who knows her reputation is ruined if she stays". But one of her lines, "Say, what's in this drink?" jumps out in this time of powerful men like Bill Cosby having to pay the consequences of sexual assault. "She wanted to get down and stay over".

But a poll on the station's Facebook page showed a majority of respondents did not want the song banned. IMO - I don't think it's "rapey". "I think it's taking a 2018 lens on a song that was written a very long time ago".

But on Twitter some people could see why the song could be offensive.

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