Post by rumpelstiltskin
There's a big brouhaha going on in the Bay Area
that the words to this song are "immoral", and a
lot of radio stations are not playing it. There's a
new "fascism" raising its ugly head IMV, and
unfortunately this one has its roots at least partly
in what passes for "liberalism".
Excerpt from an article:
"Following the lead of several other radio stations in the United
States and Canada, Bay Area radio station KOIT said it was banning the
holiday staple "Baby, It's Cold Outside," CBS station KPIX reports.
Many listeners have said the song heard on countless holiday playlists
is inappropriate in the #MeToo era but others are outraged the
classic tune has been taken off the air.
Penned by "Guys and Dolls" writer Frank Loesser in 1944, the song's
lyrics describe a woman trying extricate herself from a date and
saying "no, no, no," while a man insists that she stays as he moves in
closer, pours her more alcohol, and warns about the weather outside.
Critics of the song say the lyrics promote date rape.
"I made the decision, it's off for now," Brian Figula, program manager
at KOIT radio told KPIX, adding that he is considering leaving the
ultimate decision up to the people.
Since Figula announced the decision, the station has received many
angry emails and social media posts from people upset with the
decision, accusing the station of political correctness.
"They're upset!" said KOIT radio DJ Freska Griarte who has heard from
lots of listeners from phone calls and social media posts.
"They're like, 'why are you guys doing this? What is going on? It's
just a song. While for some people, it means something more," Griarte
"I could definitely see where it's a little uncomfortable when you
think about the lyrics being said," said Genevieve Ellison of San
Francisco. "But then so are most of the songs on the radio today,
The station launched a poll on their website on Tuesday. Listeners can
weigh in on whether or not to bring the song back through this coming
weekend. KOIT will announce the results of the poll on Monday,
December 10th at 7:20 a.m.
An informal poll on CBS New York shows a majority of people think the
song should not be banned from the airwaves.
Meanwhile, radio stations in Cleveland and Denver have banned the song
for the holiday season. . . . ."
Bing Crosby and Doris Day
Neptune's Daughter (1949) - Esther Williams