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

Joann Johnston
December 8, 2018

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 just think it's a light, flirtatious song".

"Before we played the song Baby it's Cold Outside, but you said this song doesn't fit us anymore". 'But I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time.

But now, radio stations around the country have pulled it from their holiday playlist because of complaints the song is sexist - or worse.

O'Donnell, citing footage the show aired of Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán performing the song in "Neptune's Daughter", called the performance "somewhat coercive" and said that she was rethinking the song. "I'm so irritated by this!" "I know I'm going to get hammered for this, so let's just move along please!"

"I agree with Gayle King".

"We are losing our sense of humor nowadays", King added.

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"But baby, it's cold outside".

"I completely agree on your comment about 'Baby It's Cold Outside", shared a user. This song being banned is too far reaching.

The song was also pulled from a Cleveland radio station last week.

The daughter of the man who wrote the Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside", said the social justice warriors attacking the song are totally wrong and that the song has no correlation to date rape or any reasons why it should be cut by a radio station.

Loesser did say she understands why the song has taken on its current connotation in the post-Weinstein era, noting, "Absolutely I get it". The chief lyric in question is the point in the duet where the woman, who the male singer is trying to convince to stay at his place for a night of romance, says, "Hey, what's in this drink?"

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