'Baby It's Cold Outside' Banned on US Radio Stations

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'Baby It's Cold Outside' Banned on US Radio Stations

*NOTE: This is NOT a political post - it's merely a common sense assessment of a perceived public problem! 

Taking offense to the lyrics of this song shows how overly sensitive people have become in the US today.  We all need to get used to the fact that there will always be things that may be offensive at every turn - it's called life!

 

Will the newest generation even understand the old adage, “Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” I suppose in 1862 (when this phrase was coined), children didn’t have an entire society who would disallow songs that may offend them!

 

Baby, it's cold outside

 

"What's in this drink?" (the quote in question from the song) is actually NOT asking if there are 'roofies' in the drink. In fact, Rohypnol, the drug we call 'roofies,' was not even developed until the 1970’s. In the movie, the wife is trying to find an excuse to stay with her husband. The phrase used to be used to make excuses to blame alcohol, now we’ve moved to 'roofies,' which weren’t even in existence when the song was written.  

 

The husband is trying to convince HIS WIFE to stay…and get this -  she wants to! Then, they reverse roles and SHE tries to convince him to stay...but, baby, it's cold outside!

 

Could naysayers at least do some research before banning a popular holiday song that we have enjoyed for decades?

 

Enjoy the song video - I know I will be playing it this holiday season, as I always do!

 

 

*This is original footage from Neptune's Daughter, a 1949 musical romantic comedy, written in 1944 by Frank Loesser. It was written for his wife, Lynn Garland, and himself to sing at a housewarming party in New York City at the Navarro Hotel. They sang the song to indicate to guests that the party was over - it was time to leave! 

 

Reading any more into this is such a shame…and once again, an attempt to rewrite history. Even if it’s film & music history, it’s important to let history remain exactly what it is.

 

#OffMySoapboxNow

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Banned on US Radio Stations

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Someone I don't even know wrote a comment on a news outlet post about this and said Ok, party at my house...we're going to binge watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Rudolf The red nosed reindeer, The Christmas Story and have a Karaoke contest for the best version of BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE then we're going to set up a live Nativity and go door to door telling everyone Merry Christmas!! BAN THAT YOU MORONIC GOOBERS!!!!"

I replied to her
"should I bring wine?"  

 

No, I don't even know her.  But Hey.... sounds like a plan to me. 

Dec 04, 2018 07:03 PM #125
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All I will say is Merry Christmas

Dec 04, 2018 07:32 PM #126
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I am just tired of people who work at being offended at every turn. If you don't like the song - turn to a different station!

I doubt this song is going to influence kids - the melody is all wrong. They wouldn't listen for a minute.

But they'll listen to some of the REALLY disgusting lyrics that are played every day.

Dec 04, 2018 08:40 PM #127
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Living near Cleveland, OH, I found this radio station's reaction to the song downright embarassing. We are not all that absurd in Ohio! My goodness, there are so many far more offensive songs on the radio than this innocent one. If you want to focus on Christmas songs, how about Santa Baby, a song about a promiscuous, gold digging girl or Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer...Oh! The violence!

What gripes me the most is this generation of whiney babies! How dare we hurt their feelings or offend their way of thinking. Giving in to their demands to remove "offensive" material only makes them feel even more entitled than they already do. Good Lord, they might as well not even leave the house! The world will surely insult them on a daily basis. Happy Holidays, Debe!

Dec 05, 2018 06:04 AM #128
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Hi Debe

There are many more songs we hear these days where lyrics are far more suggestive and offensive. I really found the whole thing rather absurd.

Jeff

Dec 05, 2018 07:29 AM #129
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Debe,

I heard about this ban last night at a Christmas Party. Then I read this morning that the Princeton a cappella group was asked to stop singing "Kiss the Girl" from the Little Mermaid as it was offensive and promoted unwarranted advancements. 

Kathy

Dec 05, 2018 10:18 AM #130
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Dec 05, 2018 02:52 PM #131
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I think it is absolutely ridiculous and quite appalling that everything has to be discriminating in EVERYTHING!

I say, "statue of limitations". Leave the song be!

Dec 05, 2018 10:54 PM #132
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Good morning  Debe Maxwell, CRS, this is just insane. There are many songs that are truly offensive but hey, if I don't want to hear it, I could change the station. There's something seriously wrong with this new generation, I think, they're just looking to be offended and cry out to those "social media friends". Many legally came to this country escaping communism only to see that's the direction we're heading. They can call it whatever but when things like this happen, what else could it be? I will continue to enjoy listening to "Baby it's cold outside".

Dec 06, 2018 08:04 AM #133
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Its ridiculous!

Dec 06, 2018 10:49 AM #134
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Dec 06, 2018 11:14 AM #135
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Such a delightful video. Thank you for sharing it and reminding us of good clean fun in the movies.

Dec 06, 2018 04:58 PM #136
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But not banned on satellite radio! Heard the song yesterday on SiriusXM in my car. I smiled as I continued driving. Love listening to “no filter” stations!

Dec 06, 2018 06:02 PM #137
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Are you sure this is not some kind of PR stunt? For ratings, get people talking and dissing some time-honored song for some self-conceived idiotic reason? Nobody in their right mind can possibly derive anything sinister in this song. Oh, man, the world is going to hell in a handbasket faster than you can say another idiot's name.

Dec 06, 2018 08:59 PM #138
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If every little things hurts your feelings, you are not tough enough for life.

Taking offense to the lyrics of this song shows how overly sensitive people have become in the US today.  We all need to get used to the fact that there will always be things that may be offensive at every turn - it's called life!

Dec 07, 2018 03:52 AM #140
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Just goes to show, artificial intelligence has nothing on natural stupidity.

Dec 07, 2018 08:41 AM #141
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Thank you! 

I like this video and the song. 

After I watched it in you blog, I hear it on the radio in my car a few times. Always smile and think about you, Debe. 

Great weekend to all! 

Babe, it is hot outside (Florida version)!

Dec 08, 2018 09:20 AM #142
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Oh my gosh, that's so asinine. It makes me want to play it over and over and over again. Lol. 

Dec 08, 2018 09:35 AM #143
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Okay, so I had this thought. What about Santa Baby? Clearly that vampy woman in the song is trying to compromise poor Santa Clause on his busiest night of the year. Isn't that sexual harassment?  Lol.

Dec 08, 2018 09:43 AM #144
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You're SO right! There are so many more promiscuous songs out there, aren't there?!

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