Radio stations ban "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in the Me Too era

Radio stations ban

Susan Loesser, 74, told NBC this week that her father, Frank Loesser, had no ill-will when he wrote the song in 1944 for him and his wife to sing at Christmas parties.

Broadway composer Frank Loesser and his wife and musical partner Lynn are shown, April 26, 1956 in NY.

But a poll on the station's Facebook page shows 94 per cent of respondents think the song should be played during the holiday season.

But now, radio stations around the country have pulled it from their holiday playlist because of complaints the song is sexist - or worse.

"It is not a date rape song, it is a flirtatious song". "I think you can look at anything and read something into it these days, and I just don't think that was the case when they wrote that song and (it's not) the intent of the song, and I think we have to look at that".

She even shared her love for the song on Instagram.

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According to our partners at WISC-TV, Mid-West Family Broadcasting Program Director Fletcher Keyes said he took all versions of "Baby It's Cold Outside" out of rotation on Hank AM 1550 and 97.7 FM Monday.

'Back then it didn't mean you drugged me, ' she added.

Introduced by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban in the 1949 movie Neptune's Daughter, the song "Baby It's Cold Outside" is a date rape song, Doug Wighton of Mississauga writes. "Keep Baby it's Cold Outside in the air!" tweeted another.

They've banned the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" after the rise of the Me Too movement. The chief lyric in question is the point in the duet where the woman, who the male singer is trying to convince to stay at his place for a night of romance, says, "Hey, what's in this drink?"

CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, who described herself as a "big supporter and proponent of the Me Too movement", said Thursday that she was anxious about a nation losing its sense of humor.

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