Does ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offend You?
Written by Frank Loesser in 1944, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has been a Christmastime classic on the radio for years, until now.
News broke a couple of weeks ago that a radio station in Cleveland, OH pulled the song from rotation citing that some listeners were offended and that its lyrics promoted date rape.
In the wake of the #metoo movement, lyric sensitivity has been on the rise; however, some radio stations who had removed "Baby" from its rotation have already put it back in. Other stations continue to remove it.
Loesser's daughter, Susan has said she understands why some folks may be offended but implores people consider the time it was written in.
Apparently the phrase "what's in this drink" was often used as a joke when someone would get a headache from something they drank. Check out some lyrics in question below.
Say what's in this drink? (no cabs to be had out there)
I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?)
My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious)