The #MeTune movement
Re: Revisiting “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Tristin Hopper, Dec. 5
I was absolutely furious, as was everyone in my office, when we heard about this. Do women really think that the composers of this song had rape on their minds? This is an innocent song, a romantic song about a playful encounter between a man and a woman. Why are women reading so much more into it than what was intended by its writers? What’s next? Is every romantic song now going to be analyzed for what #MeToo considers appropriate and taken off the air just to satisfy one group?
I feel sorry for men, good men out there, who have become so guarded and fearful when they are around a women. I guess we are seeing the end of chivalry and romance. Maria Johnson, Vancouver
Looks like the political correctness junkies will likely band together to ban a huge chunk of popular music.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney should be called out and banned for encouraging pedophilia. After all, “Well, she was just 17. And you know what I mean,” when one of them “saw her standing there.”
Welcome to the #MeTune movement. Warren Goldstein, Toronto
Finally, we’ve come to our senses! Some other offending songs:
“A one-horse open sleigh”: Animal cruelty, plain and simple. Why should a horse, a living, feeling creature, have to pull humans around? And to heighten the crime, only “one horse?” Exploitation.
“We Three Kings”: Three privileged men of power descend on a poor woman’s shelter “bearing gifts.” Hmm?
“The Little Drummer Boy”: Should it not be “The Little Drummer Person?”
“They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.”: A celebration of bully empowerment.
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year”: Maybe for you, but what about everyone else?
“White Christmas”: Where do I begin? David Johnson, Toronto