Baby, let’s ban even more songs

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION - Ken An­der­son, Ot­tawa, Ont.

Re­gard­ing Baby, It’s Cold Out­side be­ing pulled by Cana­dian ra­dio sta­tions. Happy Birth­day! should be next. It’s ageist, dis­crim­i­na­tory to­wards peo­ple who have and haven’t yet had their birth­days, elit­ist and, of course, to­tally ig­nores the scourge of de­pres­sion that many ages 29+ are forced to en­dure when it is sung.

Long as­so­ci­ated with un­healthy sugar over-con­sump­tion, Happy Birth­day! is fre­quently as­so­ci­ated with highly dan­ger­ous open flames atop calo­rie-laden cakes which con­trib­ute daily to Canada’s obe­sity cri­sis. Tell broad­cast­ers (and ed­u­ca­tors and fam­i­lies) now: No more Happy Birth­day!

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