This radio station is banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside.' Here's why

"We are aware of the controversy regarding "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and based on feedback from our listeners we have made a decision to pull the song from KOSI 101.1", said Program Director Jim Lawson in an email to FOX31.

Others explained that the context of the song has been misunderstood.

KOSI Radio wants to know what you think about the song "Baby It's Cold Outside".

A U.S. radio station has banned "Baby It's Cold Outside" because it claims that the song promotes date rape.

However lines in the song, which has been covered by artists including Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and Michael Buble, have been accused of encouraging rape and drink spiking.

In a blog post justifying the station's decision, radio Presenter Glenn Anderson said he didn't understand why the lyrics were "so bad" until he read them.

Moreover, the song itself was about the idea of an unchaperoned woman fretting - and then ignoring - the implications of being in a man's house during the night, and claiming that it's "cold outside" as a reason to stay.

Over the last several years, many have called the song "date-rapey" in reference to the lyrics "Say, what's in this drink?"

However, this year there's at least one radio station in the United States that won't be keeping up with this tradition.

Not when its lyrics suggest a man who won't take no for an answer.

Anderson went on to say, "In a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place".

"It really pushed the line of consent", Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President and CEO Sondra Miller told Fox News".

That comes as the duet, written back in 1944, faces renewed scrutiny over what some say are inappropriate lyrics in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

She said: "The song seems odd now not because it's about coercing sex but about a woman who knows her reputation is ruined if she stays".

It's a Christmas classic, but some have said that it is too offensive in 2018.

One line, "Say what's in this drink?"

Vanessa Coleman

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