Christmas Song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Banned And Gayle King Actively Objects To The Ban

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December 10, 2018 10:48 By Fabiosa

Recently, the large cultural shift in society has changed what is considered acceptable. Feminist and other social uprisings have brought new perspectives to casual situations from past decades. Now, a classic song has hit a sour note!

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The winter-themed song, Baby, It's Cold Outside was released in 1944 around Christmas time. It's based on a duet between a girl and boy in a call-and-response. The host in the song tries to convince his female guest to stay a little longer due to the chilly weather outside. He is shown to be worried about her trip back home.

It is traditionally played around the holiday season. However, this year, the song is being viewed in a different light now!

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Banned on radio stations

The classic number is banned on Canadian, UK, and US radio stations this year. According to audiences, it actually portrays a date rape scenario, in which the male is trying to trap the female inside. They see sexual aggression in the song and have demanded it out of the Christmas playlist forever.

The #MeToo movement has cast this perception on Baby, It's Cold Outside. Rape and harassment victims are prone to be provoked by this once sweet melody. However, CBS correspondent Gayle King is choosing the clean side of the song. According to her, the problem is not in the presentation, but the mentality.

The comedy musical has been given a dark and morbid side. This view of Baby, It's Cold Outside cannot be unseen now. But do you think the outrage is baseless?

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Public opinion

Most social media users praised Gayle King for disagreeing and pushing against the insane backlash against Baby, It’s Cold Outside. According to people, the song doesn't deserve a total ban like this.

Do you believe that this romantic comedy number should be thrown out of the Christmas playlist altogether? Share this and let us know!

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