A Madison radio station has pulled a now-controversial seasonal song from its airwaves, a station leader said.
What's going on: I reported earlier this week that "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was recently banned by a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, after listeners complained the song didn't jibe well with the #MeToo movement.
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. It was written in 1944. Critics say the lyrics describe a date rape scenario and the song no longer deserves a spot on Christmas playlists.
Some argue the lyrics have not aged well in the aftermath of #MeToo, like the woman telling the man "no, no, no" and asking "what's in this drink?"
While the headlines around "Baby, It's Cold Outside" have been more prominent in the last couple of years, the song was accused of being problematic for years before the allegations against Cosby resurfaced in 2014. "Back then it didn't mean you drugged me".
"I personally love performing "Baby It's Cold Outside" and will continue to do so", Deanna told FOX News.
'Absolutely I get it, ' she said.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, who described herself as a "big supporter and proponent of the Me Too movement", said Thursday that she was anxious about a nation losing its sense of humor.
Echoing Loesser, King said: 'It's a Christmas song that was written years ago, and you have to look at the intent of the song.to me, it's a very flirtatious back-and-forth between the two of them'. "But ever since Cosby was accused of drugging women, I hear the date rape thing all the time".