A heated Gayle King defends 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Several radio stations in North America have stopped playing the holiday classic'Baby It’s Cold Outside following complaints about its lyrics

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While the headlines around "Baby, It's Cold Outside" have been more prominent in the last couple of years, the song was accused of being problematic for years before the allegations against Cosby resurfaced in 2014. 'But I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time.

The fight over the song heated up in Denver when KOSI, a radio station that plays exclusively holiday tunes this time of year, banned the song, only to quickly bring it back.

Some have commented on the fact that when it was written (for a 1949 romantic comedy, Neptune's Daughter, starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban), it was a trite piece of fluff that has been covered and popularized by every noteworthy singer since. "I think we have to look at that". "We just have to agree to disagree", she said.

A flirty and seasonal classic, or an out-dated song that's problematic?

King after chucking from her accidental, on-air curse added: "I'm so irritated by this".

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"I know I'm gonna get hammered for this", she predicted, "so let's just move along, please". "We are cultivating a nation of babies", one user wrote. We are losing our sense of humor.

"But baby, it's cold outside". This song being banned is too far reaching. According to a press release from the station Tuesday, a poll with over 15,000 responses found listeners to be overwhelmingly in support of the song.

Keyes said there haven't been any complaints about "Baby, It's Cold Outside" to the station, but that the tone of the song in 2018 is different from when it was originally written in the 1940s. Susan says connecting the song to the MeToo movement is off the mark.

'People used to say, 'What's in this drink?' as a joke, ' Loesser explained.

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