CLEVELAND, Ohio (KDKA/CBS Local) — A Cleveland radio station says it has stopped playing the classic holiday song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because of the #MeToo movement.
Star 102.1 posted on their website that listeners complained the song’s lyrics are inappropriate, so the station made a decision to stop playing the song.
Radio host Glenn Anderson wrote, “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.”
He then posted some of the potentially offensive song lyrics, in which a man tries to convince a woman to stay at his home longer.
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
The song was written in 1944, Anderson writes, which of course was a different time.