Ra­dio sta­tion bans ‘Baby It’s Cold Out­side’

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Worldwide -

A ra­dio sta­tion in Cleve­land, Ohio, has de­cided to re­move Baby It’s Cold Out­side from its playlist fol­low­ing com­plaints from lis­ten­ers.

Lis­ten­ers to Star 102 said the song was in­ap­pro­pri­ate and at odds with the #MeToo move­ment. A DJ at the sta­tion, blogged that al­though the song was writ­ten in a dif­fer­ent era, the lyrics felt “ma­nip­u­la­tive and wrong”.

The lyrics of the Christ­massy song are in the form of a con­ver­sa­tion where a man tries to per­suade his fe­male guest not to risk the jour­ney home in bad weather, but to have an­other drink and spend the night with him in­stead.

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