Cleveland Radio Station Removes Christmas Song Due to #MeToo Movement


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WTNH) — A popular tradition with radio stations, including several in Connecticut, is to flip their existing music formats to play all holiday music from after Thanksgiving into the New Year. 

One Christmas song has been deemed ‘inappropriate’ by Cleveland radio station, Star 102. On November 27th, the radio station issued a statement as to why “Baby It’s Cold Outside” was removed from the classic holiday playlist broadcast on the station due to the #MeToo movement.

Within the post, written by midday personality Glenn Anderson, he addressed the lyrical content in part by saying, “I gotta be honest, I didn’t understand why the lyrics were so bad…Until I read them”

The radio personality included lyrics to the song:

I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside
This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice

My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry?
Father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, please don’t hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more – Put some records on while I pour

The neighbors might think – Baby, it’s bad out there
Say, what’s in this drink? – No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how – Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell – I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell

I ought to say no, no, no – Mind if I move in closer?
At least I’m gonna say that I tried – What’s the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can’t stay – Baby don’t hold out
Ah, but it’s cold outside

I’ve got to get home – Oh, baby, you’ll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat – It’s up to your knees out there
You’ve really been grand – Thrill when you touch my hand
Why don’t you see – How can you do this thing to me?

There’s bound to be talk tomorrow – Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied – If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can’t stay – Get over that hold out
Ah, but it’s cold outside

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