Sunday, 26 May, 2019

USA: Radio station stops playing 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

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Adrian Cunningham | 08 December, 2018, 15:53

Star 102 Cleveland in Ohio, USA was the first to stop playing the Academy Award-winning song, with local media reporting "that listeners said the song was inappropriate and at odds with the #MeToo movement", BBC reported on 1 December 2018.

Gayle King got so fired up over criticism of "Baby, It's Cold Outside", she accidentally swore on the air on Thursday.

A Madison radio station has pulled a now-controversial seasonal song from its airwaves, a station leader said.

However she said she also understood that song strikes a different tone now following last year's historic Me Too movement, which saw both male and female victims of sexual abuse and harassment come forward to name powerful perpetrators in a number of industries.

The CBS piece mentioned San Francisco radio station KOIT is conducting a poll to see if the song, which it banned Monday, should remain off its playlist. "I think you have to look at the intent of the song and when you look at the intent, to me, it's a very flirtatious back-and-forth between the two of them". Critics say the lyrics describe a date rape scenario and the song no longer deserves a spot on Christmas playlists.

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

She noted that she's particularly aggravated about the backlash because "it's a song my father wrote for him and my mother to sing at parties". "Please count me in the 90 percent", King said to her co-hosts, John Dickerson and Norah O'Donnell.

"I personally love performing "Baby It's Cold Outside" and will continue to do so", Deanna told FOX News. 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.

The song is about a woman inside a man's home, and she says it's time to go home, but the man tries convincing her to stay by saying it's cold outside.