Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Daughter of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Songwriter Says He'd Be Horrified Over

Daughter of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Songwriter Says He'd Be Horrified Over

Well-known Christmas song Baby it's Cold Outside, written in 1944, forbidden to put on the air members of the radio station Star 102 city of Cleveland, Ohio.

Introduced by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban in the 1949 movie Neptune's Daughter, the song "Baby It's Cold Outside" is a date rape song, Doug Wighton of Mississauga writes.

Her co-hosts were less sold on the song's innocence.

Susan Loesser, 74, told NBC this week that her father, Frank Loesser, wrote the song in 1944 for him and his wife to sing at Christmas parties.

"It's been recorded by dozens of the world's top recording artists for over 60 years, including my dad Dean Martin". "This song is included in his very successful 1959 "Winter Romance" album and I'm very proud that it has become an evergreen favorite that is played every holiday season", Deana told FOX News. An online poll will determine if the song will get iced out for good.

Although the station first claimed that the decision was prompted by a listener poll, a later poll suggested over 90 percent disagreed with the decision. "Back then it didn't mean you drugged me".

I read Vinay Menon's column with interest, discussing the growing movement toward the review of lyrics of holiday songs.

"While we are sensitive to those who may be upset by some of the lyrics, the majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive", the station's program director, Jim Lawson, said in a statement. "Lots of vulgarity toward women in that genre".

"It's describing a scenario that wouldn't be OK today, so we didn't feel that we had to have it", Keyes said.

Susan Loesser, daughter of the late composer Frank Loesser, said Thursday on NBC News that Cosby - who was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman - is "ruining it for everybody". "But what's different... is that MeToo has actually said... we actually have to do something about it". I don't think either of us realized the impact of what we'd sung.

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