Do you recall last year when people started getting offended by the Christmas classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside”? Well, this time they’re preemptively addressing the issue so as to avoid hearing the song and make a new more which is more culturally relevant, or so they say.
John Legend and Kelly Clarkson are recording a new version of the classic and changing the lyrics to be a little more #MeToo friendly.
According to The Daily Wire,
During Christmas last year, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” became the center of national controversy when feminists, unable to see the nuance in the song’s flirtatious nature, deemed it a date rape anthem, which prompted a Cleveland radio station to ban the song entirely after some listeners complained it sent the wrong message in the #MeToo era. However, the song’s creator, Frank Loesser, intended it as a flirtatious song between a man and a woman on a cold winter’s night, with critics typically overlooking 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 also asserted that was the case.
Some of the new lyrics replacing the original lyrics are:
“I really can’t stay…Baby it’s cold outside…I’ve got to go away…I can call you a ride…This evening has been…So glad that you dropped in…So very nice…Time spent with you is paradise…My mother will start to worry…I’ll call a car and tell em’ to hurry…
In my opinion, people are getting worked up over nothing. Here’s something to keep in mind; the times have changed over the last 70 years. People weren’t as sensitive and sissified as they are now. The song is about the two of them flirting with each other. Playing hard to get was a common thing. A woman wanted a man to really show how interested he was and work for her.
Oh, how I wish we could turn back time about 70 years when things were simpler.