Prison » BBC Asks “Should we stop listening to these Christmas songs?”

Neo-puritan agenda is ruining music, comedy… and everything else

Steve Watson
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.

Not BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, however, who seriously posited the notion that the song embodies everything ‘evil about America’:

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