A US radio station stopped playing the 1944 classic “Baby, it’s Cold Outside” after a listener called into the station to bring up how the song could be seen as problematic in this day and age, with the me too movment.
Since 2017, the movement has sparked a debate on sexual harassment, consent and rape culture and caused people to re-evaluate films, TV shows and even songs like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
In the song, lyrics include “My mother will start to worry,” “I ought to say no, no, no” and “"What's in this drink?" Thing is the song was written i a very different time in our culure. Tthe song was written in 1944.
Written by American songwriter Frank Loesser who sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland, for friends at dinner parties. It's been covered many, many times. By big artists like, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Dean Martin, Kelly Clarkson, Cee Lo Green and Canadian singer Michael Bublé sang the song with Broadway star Idina Menzel.
So do we go revisit all the classic carols or leave them be, since they were menat for the times they were written in?