Neo-puritan agenda is ruining music, comedy… and everything else
December 4, 2018
In the wake of a decision by a US radio station to ban the Christmas song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ the BBC has published a report asking whether several more songs should be added to the list to reflect the ‘wokeness’ of 2018.
Star 102 Cleveland decided to ban the song, saying that it was ‘at odds’ with the #MeToo movement, because the lyrics may be interpreted as date rape. The station took the decision despite a poll showing overwhelmingly that people disagreed with the idea.
“The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place.” a statement from the station read.
In response, many argued that the song actually empowers women.
“Written at a time when seduction was not synonymous with sexual assault”..https://t.co/Q1chjuiZRw
— Skippy (@jinksterz) November 30, 2018
Frank Loesser wrote the song for his wife (Lynn Garland) and himself to perform at parties. The “mouse” wants to stay with the “wolf”, and is trying to satisfy any and all objections, while preserving her “reputation” to family and neighbours. Subtle, which was the humour.
— Jonathan Giggs (@JonathanGiggs) November 30, 2018
A Cleveland radio station has removed “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its Xmas playlist because of the #metoo movement. May I state to the millennial generation complainers who lack any sense of subtly: IT IS NOT A SONG ABOUT DRUG RAPE! #ffs
— Michael Stafford (@Loogan640) November 30, 2018
Not BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, however, who seriously posited the notion that the song embodies everything ‘evil about America’:
Baby it’s Cold Outside was the song that summed up all that was evil about America for Sayyd Qutb,…