It's no secret that during the entire month of December, we seem to put away our regular playlists and exclusively listen to holiday music. Not only does it put everyone in the holiday spirit, but it's definitely a pick-me-up genre for the more undesirable winter weather.
TL;DR CBC, Rogers Media and Bell Media have all announced they would be banning the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from their radio stations across Canada this year. The song is receiving major scrutiny over its inappropriate lyrics, especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Most of our favourite classics were written in a completely different era, so there's no doubt we won't be able to relate with most phrases or even understand some of the lingo in these songs. Nonetheless, we still can't get enough of them.
But sometimes, things just go a bit too far, and although at the time it may have been perfectly normal to say or do certain things, in 2018... it's just not okay.
Well, that's the case for one very well-known holiday song that's just been banned from playing on most Canadian radio stations.
We all know it, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is probably one of the most popular, with countless covers of it consistently popping up over the years. But although it used to be a fan-favourite classic, it's receiving major scrutiny over super inappropriate lyrics in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Granted, the song was written in 1944, so times have seriously changed since then. Radio stations and fellow Canadians just can't get past lyrics such as "What's in this drink?" and "Baby, don't hold out."
You can search up the lyrics to the entire song anywhere, but essentially it's about a man desperately trying to convince an intoxicated woman to not go home, even to the point of mentioning that he'd be struck with sorrow if she just so happened to catch pneumonia and died. Which is... just a little weird.
Radio stations such as CBC, Rogers Media and Bell Media have all announced that they would be pulling the holiday classic from their Christmas rotations this year, a decision that has Canadians either super pleased, or downright furious.
With most classic holiday music written decades ago, there's definitely a possibility that more songs will be pulled from the radio this season over it's controversial lyrics. You'll have to stay tuned to find out.