Canada Entertainment News for December 05, 2018
Did you know that the Holiday Classic Baby, It’s Cold Outside won’t be played on some radio stations, including CBC this year.
This duet was written back in 1944 and has become a holiday classic. It has been covered from famous names like Ray Charles and Betty Carter, to Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart
Many stations are joining the bandwagon and removing it from their Holiday Playlists.
Currently Rogers Media, Bell Media, and CBC are the three radio stations that have removed it.
Why You Ask?
Some of you are aware of the #METOO movement. In the wake of these issues, many people see the lyrics of this song to be inappropriate.
Some of the lyrics that have offended people include the ones where one singer is trying to persuade the other to stay inside, with exchanges that include, “What’s in this drink?” and “Baby, don’t hold out.”
There seems to be two points of view regarding the removal of this Holiday Classic. One says that lyrics should be open to interpretation, the other thinks this song should be banned immediately.
What are your thoughts on Baby, It’s Cold Outside? Do you agree or disagree with these radio stations decisions? Do you think other songs will be on the chopping list?
Let us know what your think.