Representatives of the popular radio station Star 102 city of Cleveland, Ohio, banned its broadcast of the famous Christmas song Baby It’s Cold Outside, written in 1944. To this decision they were pushed by the representative of the movement #MeToo actively acting against harassment in the society — they saw the text of the song calls for sexual violence.
Here it is worth mentioning that the song Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by composer Frank Lesser. He dedicated the song to his wife, Lynn garland, — it is with the wife he first her and performed a humorous duet at a house party in new York, hinting to guests that they should leave their home.
A scene from the movie “Neptune’s Daughter”
The song, which was later used in the romantic Comedy “Neptune’s Daughter” (Neptune’s Daughter), is a dialogue between a man and a woman, in which he persistently tries to persuade her to be alone with him, citing the fact that it’s cold outside, and she stubbornly resists, finding any excuses. Here, for example, a few lines from the song Baby It’s Cold Outside:
I just have to leave.
Honey, it’s cold outside.
My answer is no!
Oh, honey, it’s cold outside.
Your hospitality was…
I am happy that you stopped by…
So sweet and nice…
Look out the window, there is a storm!
My sister will suspect.
God, your lips are delicious…
Ban songs on the radio already commented on one of her leading Glenn Anderson. In his blog he admitted that he had not even listened to the lyrics and not see in it anything shameful. Very different Glenn looked at a Christmas song after it drew the attention of participants #MeToo.
Before we played the song Baby It’s Cold Outside, but you said this song doesn’t fit us anymore. Want to be honest: I didn’t realize that the bad words Until they are read. Now I understand that when the song was written, it was perceived differently. Now I read her words, and they seem to me much wrong,
— expressed its position Glenn Anderson.
It is noteworthy that the broadcaster has also created a survey, which asked whether, in their opinion, to ban this song on the air. Despite intense discussion of this topic in the network, the majority of voters came to believe that a legendary Christmas song in 1940-ies need to continue to play on the radio. And what about this do you think?