A radio station says it has stopped playing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" after listeners said the song heard on countless festive playlists is "inappropriate". The duet normally has a male singer offering "a half a drink more" in an effort to keep the woman around, despite her concerns her parents will be anxious.
"The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended", Anderson said.
Radio host GLENN ANDERSON wrote that about the station's decision to pull the song.
"I simply must go (But baby it's cold outside)", "The answer is no (But baby it's cold outside)", and perhaps most controversially: "Say what's in this drink?"
Actors Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel also sing "Baby It's Cold Outside" in the Christmas film Elf.
However the station has faced a backlash against their decision with 94 percent of listeners saying they should keep playing the song.
The tune takes the form of a back-and-forth conversation between a man attempting to dissuade his female date from leaving his house by arguing that the weather is bad.
"I'm so exhausted of this", Kirkman tweeted. But one of her lines, "Say, what's in this drink?" jumps out in this time of powerful men like Bill Cosby having to pay the consequences of sexual assault.
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".
"While we certainly respect the "Me Too" movement and would absolutely look into concerns over lyrics in the music we play, I have not received complaints about this song", Rush told The Star on Monday.
"You have that song all wrong".
Mrs Kirkman added that people should instead be outraged over the double standards for women than men but that people should still enjoy the song. "I think it's taking a 2018 lens on a song that was written a very long time ago". Loesser sold the song to MGM for the movie "Neptune's Daughter".