Radio Station Stops Playing "Baby It's Cold Outside"

Is the song over the line?

December 3, 2018

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Cleveland radio station WDOK has stopped playing the classic Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" due to complaints from their listeners that the song's lyrics are inapropriate. Some of the lyrics are perceived as impolite amid the #MeToo movement.

Some of the lyrics to "Baby It's Cold Outside" include: 

My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry?
Father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some records on while I pour. 

Numerous radio stations are asking listeners to weigh in with calls, and doing polls on social media. A few banned the song, the brought it back amd overwhelming response.

A poll on the WDOK Facebook page  showed overwhelming support for bringing the song back.

They haven't added it back. “When the song was written in 1944, it was a different time, but now while reading it, it seems very manipulative and wrong,” wrote Glenn Anderson, one of the station’s hosts, on the WDOK website. “The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place.”