Radio Station Removes 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' From Rotation During #MeToo Peak
A radio station in Cleveland decided to remove "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from it's Christmas playlist after complaints from a listener deeming the tune inappropriate.
The song, written in 1944, details a conversation between a woman who is trying to leave a man's home, and the man who won't let her due to the blizzard outside. According to FOX8, a listener called WDOK 102.1 to say that the song doesn't align with the morals of the growing #MeToo movement.
“People might say, ‘Oh, enough with that #MeToo,’ but if you really put that aside and listen to the lyrics, it's not something I would want my daughter to be in that kind of a situation,” WDOK's midday host Desiray told FOX8. “The tune might be catchy, but let's maybe not promote that sort of an idea.”
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" includes lyrics such as, "I simply must go/But baby it's cold outside/The answer is no/But baby it's cold outside." Listen to the full tune below.