Screenshot from 1949 musical film ‘Neptune’s Daughter’, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’

Banned song a classic, say most Cowichan Valley Citizen readers

Opinions were strong after we posted to our Facebook page the story about a Cleveland radio station pulling ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ from its play list citing the MeToo movement.

SEE RELATED: Radio station pulls ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, citing MeToo movement

Some didn’t know whether to laugh or be upset, but the feeling in general was it’s just a song from a different time and things are much different today than back then.

“Not sure if I’m angry or sad or laughing at this!” admitted Marilyn Olsen on the Citizen’s Facebook page. “Classic song from different times! Oversensitive and also ridiculous! Personally I really like this song,” she added.

“Now it’s getting ridiculous,” wrote Christine Carlson.

“Too many snowflakes these days,” said Mozzie Conway. “Everything seems to offend someone anymore. Don’t like it don’t watch it or listen to it. It’s really that simple.”

“I too like the song,” wrote Danielle Vaugeois. “I also see the forced consent aspect of it and as it’s so predominant in our society, I understand their feelings.”

“I think everyone is missing this entirely,” added Chris Istace. “…the song perpetuates a culture of men oppressing women…”

A user going by Cat Niss made a different point altogether. “My frustration is that many radio stations play music from artists who actually DO promote rape culture or promote violence towards women — like many rappers, and the song ‘Blurred Lines’, or music about drug use etc… but a song from the 40s is taboo,” she wrote. “What’s next? Being offended by something is a CHOICE, and the world needs to start realizing that.”

Anita Favara summed up the general feeling of the comments when she wrote: “I’m all for the accountability and punishment for rapists but [this is] going too far. Lighten up, me too, it’s a song and a classic at that!”

Several Canadian companies have followed suit and pulled the song from their rotations including: CBC, Rogers Media and Bell Media.

What’s your opinion?



sarah.simpson@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sarah Simpson column: Bigger isn’t always better

One item there was a two-foot-tall candy cane.

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

CBIA cancels Classics Car Show and Canada Day celebrations

Land purchase brings early treaty benefit to Halalt First Nation

Ownership taken of Crofton Corners and Chemainus River Storage

RCMP remind drivers of school zone safety as classes resume

Keep your foot off the gas or police might get their hands… Continue reading

Centennial Hall upgrade, parking lot paving among postponed capital projects in Lake Cowichan

Council lowers tax increase for the year due to COVID-19 crisis

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Stepdad able to walk bride down the aisle days before he passes away

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

Most Read