CBS This Morning aired a segment Thursday about how the classic tune, written in 1944, continues to get banned from radio stations because of lyrics some listeners feel make light of a coercive situation.
'Baby, It's Cold Outside, ' has been covered by Michael Bublé, Idina Menzel, James Taylor, Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews, but this year Star 102 Cleveland radio banned all versions of song from its Christmas playlist.
It is known that this decision was taken after talks with the representatives of the movement #MeToo: they are found in the text of the song calls for sexual violence, writes Grazia.
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In the duet-written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and used in the 1949 romantic comedy Neptune's Daughter-a man tries to persuade a woman to spend the night with him instead of heading home in bad weather.
Broadway composer Frank Loesser and his wife and musical partner Lynn are shown, April 26, 1956 in NY.
"If we all believe 'no means no, ' how can you play that song?"
'Absolutely I get it, ' she said. "But ever since Cosby was accused of drugging women, I hear the date rape thing all the time".More news: Trump expected to pick Heather Nauert for United Nations ambassador
After WDOK pulled the song, stations in Cleveland and Colorado also followed suit, sparking a backlash by listeners on social media.
"I think you have to look at the intent of the song, and when you look at the intent, it's - to me - a very flirtatious back-and-forth between the two of them", she continued.
"This song is not about an abuse of power, it is about flirtation and that is how flirtation was in those days", Susan said, adding that she doesn't want the song connected to the #MeToo movement.More news: Nathan Eovaldi agrees to $68 million, 4-year deal with Red Sox