The #MeTune move­ment

National Post (National Edition) - - LETTERS -

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

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