'Manipulative and Wrong': Ohio radio station stops playing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

Cleveland radio station ices out 'Baby It's Cold Outside' from rotation citing #MeToo

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

"Parties were built around our being the closing act".

But some people apparently got confused, and that has "led to misdirected complaints" to "Kansas City's Christmas Station", which has no plans to yank "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from its all-holiday song rotation, set to run through December 25.

Cleveland radio station WDOK removed the song from its list of holiday music after objections from listeners, host Desiray McCray told local media last week.

Critics of the song believe that the lyrics are controversial, as the man is clearly pressuring the woman into staying with him when she doesn't want to.

Apparently the song has been subject to scrutiny for years, even prior to the #MeToo movement which Mr Anderson cited in his explanation.

"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", Anderson wrote in a blog post on the radio station's website.

"Baby It's Cold Outside" has been covered by Lady Gaga, Tom Jones and Dean Martin among others and featured in the children's film Elf, which stars Will Ferrell.
The woman sings: "I ought to say, no, no, no sir".

While it may clash with our current cultural climate, people like comedian Jen Kirkman have pointed out the lyrics, especially the phrase "Say, what's in the drink?", meant something entirely different in that era.

I'm so exhausted of this. 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".

One Christmas classic may not survive the holidays this year, at least according to one radio station.

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