Leftists these days seem to get angry over a lot of silly, unimportant things, one of which is the lyrics to the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Why all fuss? Because apparently, in the age of #MeToo, the song somehow promotes “rape culture” because the male character in the song attempts to get the female character to stay with him, even though she’s said no.
The problem is, if you listen to the tone of the song, it’s clear the woman doesn’t really want to leave. She wants the man to fawn over her and talk her into staying, which she already wants to do.
Well, amidst the controversy, one radio station has decided to lift the ban on the song after conducting a poll on the song and receiving positive feedback for the tune.
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According to CBS News, San Francisco’s KOIT radio station will be returning the allegedly controversial “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to the airwaves this season after audiences overwhelmingly expressed disapproval of the ban.
The ban occurred last week when KOIT Program Director Brian Figula announced the station would be shelving the song while asking listeners for feedback. In the end, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” won the day.
“After hearing from thousands of Bay Area listeners via polling, phone calls, emails and social media, KOIT has concluded that the vast majority consider the song to be a valuable part of their holiday tradition, and they still want to hear it on the radio,” Figula said in a statement on Monday.
The vote on whether to ban the song was not even close, according to Figula, with a full 77% of listeners opposing it entirely.
“KOIT’s listeners have spoken, and the overwhelming message is they do want to hear ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ on our station, as they have throughout the years,” he said. “More than seven out of every ten listeners who responded said although some lyrics of the song may reflect a different era and a different sensibility than today, still they love the tradition and history of the song, and want to hear it as part of their holiday season.”
In recent weeks, the classic Christmas tune has been portrayed as some kind of a “date rape anthem” by feminists who are unable to see the nuance in the song’s flirtatious nature. It all began earlier this month when a Cleveland radio station banned “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” entirely after some listeners complained it promoted date rape, even though the song’s creator, Frank Loesser, intended it as a flirtatious song between a man and a woman on a cold winter’s night. The song’s critics typically overlook the part where the woman sings “Baby, it’s cold outside” in unison with her male partner, signifying that the two were always in sync. Frank Loesser’s daughter recently asserted this was the case.
Figula stated that the station received a ton of angry emails and social media posts after they banned the song. Many of the responses they received accused the station of being politically correct, thus proving the vast majority of Americans, even in an uber left-wing section of the country, are not drinking the progressive, PC Kool-Aid.
Unfortunately, there are tons of radio stations across the country who are still leaving the song banned, because, well, they are desperate for all the “woke” points. Guess they’ve not heard the whole “go woke, go broke,” mantra, have they?
Source: Daily Wire