Christ­mas song gets boot af­ter #MeToo com­plaint

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NATION -

A Cleve­land ra­dio sta­tion re­ports that it has stopped play­ing “Baby, It’s Cold Out­side” af­ter lis­ten­ers said the song heard on count­less hol­i­day playlists is in­ap­pro­pri­ate.

They’re cer­tainly not the first to ques­tion the song’s un­der­tones and crit­i­cize the duet, in which one singer tries to per­suade the other to stay and their ex­changes in­clude lyrics like “What’s in this drink?” and “Baby, don’t hold out.”

WDOK-FM mid­day host Glenn Anderson said he rec­og­nizes that so­ci­ety was dif­fer­ent when the song was writ­ten back in 1944, but he doesn’t think it has a place to­day, es­pe­cially in the era of the #MeToo move­ment against sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

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