Radio Station Bans "Baby It's Cold Outside" Because Of "Inappropriate" Lyrics

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As more and more radio stations opt to leave the Christmas Classic "Baby It's Cold Outside" off their playlists this year, we want to know - Do you find it offensive?

Cleveland's Star 102 WDOK-FM has chose to ban the song from its 24-hour Christmas rotation after some of its users complained that the lyrics are inappropriate, especially in the light of the #MeToo movement.

Mostly, the song, written by Frank Loesser in 1944, is a clever back-and-forth between a man making advances and a resistant woman. The duet normally has a male singer offering "a half a drink more" in an effort to keep the woman around, despite her concerns her parents will be anxious.

Why: Glenn Anderson, a host for the radio station that banned the song, said the lyrics felt "manipulative and wrong".

However in an online petition by the radio station 94% of respondents said they would rather keep the song and only 6% argued that it was inappropriate.

Should we play "Baby, It's Cold Outside" during the holiday season?

In the song, a man is trying to convince a woman to stay with him instead of returning home, citing poor weather.

The song found fame when it was used in the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter.

But concerned listeners have been calling out the song for several years over its apparent sinister message behind the songs lyrics.

It includes the female singer saying lines like "I really can't stay" and "baby don't hold out" - which many people regard as creepy and suggestive of sinister sexual coercion.

Special criticism has been reserved for the line "say, what's in this drink", which has been accused of carrying the implication that the woman's drink has been spiked.

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