The liberal war on Christmas has many fronts. They directly attack religion and hit the flanks, claiming it is racist and exclusionary. Now, they’ve circled around the back and are launching a sneak attack on a holiday classic that they say encourages rape.
A radio station will stop playing the holiday classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because people have complained that the song is sexual predatory in nature. It only took nearly three-quarters of a century, but someone has decided the song is a little too rapey and so it has to go.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 by Frank Loesser and has been a big hit sung by many performers from Ray Charles to Dolly Parton.
The Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán version in Neptune’s Daughter won an academy award. It is regarded as a Christmas song due to its winter theme. The song is a call and answer duet, with the male singer trying to convince the female singer to stay the night because, obviously, it’s cold outside.
The thing about the song that has some liberal kooks upset, 74 years after the fact, is that the woman sings, “I really can’t stay,” with the man responding, “But baby, it’s cold outside.” There is also a line in which the woman asks, “Say, what’s in this drink?” and “I simply must go… the answer is no.”
These pearl-clutchers think the song is about a man slipping a woman some drugs so he can rape her, but that’s applying 2018 hysteria to the song. In reality, at the time, it was inappropriate for a woman to spend the night at her boyfriend’s house. The woman in the song is only concerned with what the neighbor will think, not that she’s about to get date-raped.
And that brings us to this WGN-TV report:
A Cleveland radio station has stopped playing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” this holiday season after it says listeners voiced concern about the song’s predatory undertones amid the “Me Too” movement.
WDOK Christmas 102.1 pulled the song from its around-the-clock rotation of Christmas music this week after receiving a call from a listener who suggested it is inappropriate in 2018.
One whole person complained? Making programming decisions based on the irrational hysterics of one person is no way to run a radio station.
“It wasn’t really our decision. It’s the decision of our listeners,” said WDOK host Desiray.
As it turns out, there was slightly more than one person complaining about this, but not much:
The station said it posted a poll about the song on its website and a clear majority of respondents supported the decision to remove the song from the station’s lineup.
Poll results were not visible on the station’s website. However, a poll on the station’s Facebook page showed that among more than 600 votes by Thursday night, 92% of respondents favored playing the song while just 8% felt it was inappropriate.
8% is a clear majority? That must be some of that “liberal math” we’ve been hearing about.
Desiray said that she wouldn’t want her daughter to listen to the song because of it’s sexual predatory overtones. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President and CEO Sondra Miller went further in applauding the station for pulling the song.
“It really pushed the line of consent. The character in the song is saying ‘no,’ and they’re saying well, ‘does no really mean yes?’ and I think in 2018 what we know is consent is ‘yes’ and if you get a ‘no,’ it means ‘no’ and you should stop right there,” Miller explained. She also said the song is an example of our “rape culture” and indicated that getting rid of it was the first step to reducing sexual violence.
It’s just a song lady. This is why we can’t have nice things. Liberals literally have a problem with everything as they try to revise history and impose their whacko ideology on everything.
If the left truly has a problem with sexual predation, and it’s unclear that they do, they should clean up their own house in the entertainment industry and the Democratic Party. Leave classic holiday songs alone and let people enjoy Christmas without a massive dose virtue signaling and faux outrage.