Some radio stations have controversialnly banned the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” because of a new-found meaning of date-rape in the lyrics.
The song represents a flirtatious conversation between two adults”
“So really I’d better scurry”
(Beautiful please don’t hurry)
“Well maybe just a half a drink more”
(I’ll put some records on while I pour)
In 1944, the song was solely not intended to come out how people of 2018 are taking it. In our century now-a-days, people really reactive and take everything to heart about a lot of things.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” also comes at a bad time, with a lot of women coming out about their sexual abuse and rape stories. It’s a very sensitive topic around the world, and comes off too strong for people in the 21st century.
In the defense of the song, it shouldn’t be necessary for the radio stations to ban it completely. If there was an explanation of the song and what it was supposed to mean and not how people are taking it now, maybe it wouldn’t so bad.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been playing for years during the holidays, and people think that banning it will take away from traditions and spirit of the season. If the people can easily change if the a song can be played, then they can change all the other songs that mean much more to a lot more people.
There are thousands of songs that talk about getting a woman drunk and having intercourse, or men doing inappropriate things to women that are very explicit. No one talks about those getting banned, or goes through extra hoops to try and see them get taken down.
People are giving so much attention to this song that was made before our decade, instead of focusing on rap songs or others that talk about topics that are so much worse.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” is an innocent song that doesn’t deserve the attention that it’s getting.