While we are ban­ning songs

The Denver Post - - OPINION -

I have a cou­ple more songs that I think should be banned im­me­di­ately. They are both Bea­tles songs. The first to add to the banned list should be “I want to Hold Your Hand.” That phrase is re­peated through­out the song so it is ob­vi­ously an un­wanted sex­ual ad­vance.

If the girl wanted to hold Paul, John, Ringo or Ge­orge’s hand she would have. It has to go. The sec­ond song is “Can’t Buy Me Love.” This song is clearly a ref­er­ence to pros­ti­tu­tion and pros­ti­tu­tion is de­grad­ing to women so it has to go. I think I am mak­ing my point.

The #MeToo move­ment has brought up very se­ri­ous is­sues that have to be ad­dressed by se­ri­ous peo­ple. By in­ter­pret­ing in­no­cent songs based on po­lit­i­cal views the im­por­tant is­sues of the #MeToo move­ment are di­luted to the point that no one will lis­ten when a se­ri­ous of­fense does take place. Rick O’Connell, Cen­ten­nial

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