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Tyee Poll: Time to Pull ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’?

Is it about adultery? Or unwanted sexual advances? Did someone plant the date rape drug?

Whatever your take on the Christmas tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” the CBC and other radio stations have decided it’s controversial enough to be pulled off the air.

You can read Tyee columnist Shannon Rupp’s 2014 dissection of the song here.

The duet was written in 1944. Lyrics like “What’s in this drink?” and “Baby, don’t hold out” have aged poorly and are especially disquieting in the age of #MeToo. One songwriter, Lydia Liza, disliked the song so much that she wrote and recorded her own “consensual” version of it.

We’re wondering what you make of this.

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