‘Date rape song’ Baby It’s Cold Outside banned

Ruben Ruiz
December 4, 2018

Apparently the song has been subject to scrutiny for years, even prior to the #MeToo movement which Mr Anderson cited in his explanation.

While some may hear the song as playful, others hear something else.

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The woman sings: "I ought to say, no, no, no sir".

Glenn Anderson, a host at the Star 102 station, explained in a blog, now blocked for security reasons, that although the song was written in a different era, the lyrics felt "manipulative and wrong".

However the station has faced a backlash against their decision with 94 percent of listeners saying they should keep playing the song.

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The song is a conversation involving a man trying to persuade his female guest not to take the journey home in bad weather, but to have another drink and spend the night with him.

The line "say, what's in this drink", has drawn particular criticism from some who believe it hints that the woman's drink has been spiked.

Comedian Jen Kirkman said it was not about coercive sex but a woman "who knows her reputation is ruined if she stays".

"This song IS inappropriate, but I also understand it was written in the 40s".

"It really pushed the line of consent", Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President and CEO Sondra Miller told Fox News". But one of her lines, "Say, what's in this drink?" jumps out in this time of powerful men like Bill Cosby having to pay the consequences of sexual assault.

This weekend Irish favourite Christmas FM made the announcement that they would be leaving the classic off their playlists this year after a public outcry to curb the song.

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