The lyrics of a decades-old song are new fodder for debate this holiday season as the 1944 classic “Baby it’s Cold Outside” has been banned by several radio stations across the country, the first being Star 102 in Cleveland. The refusal to play the holiday classic has sparked uproar by some who believe the lyrics are being misconstrued amid the #MeToo era.
Last week, WDOK, which is branded as Star 102.1, notified listeners that the song would not be featured as part of its holiday playlist this year. Host Glenn Anderson wrote on the station’s website that the song, which was written 74 years ago, seems manipulative and wrong.
“The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended,” Anderson wrote. “But in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place.”
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