Radio station drops Baby it's Cold Outside from Christmas playlist

"The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place", he said.

Star 102 brands itself as "Cleveland's Christmas Station".

A number of radio stations around the US are taking the song "Baby It's Cold Outside" off the air because some feel the lyrics push the lines.

"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?"

Cleveland's Star 102 WDOK-FM has chose to ban the song from its 24-hour Christmas rotation after some of its users complained that the lyrics are inappropriate, especially in the light of the #MeToo movement.

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The #MeToo movement exploded on social media past year after accusations of sexual abuse were made public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. 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.

It was implied listeners wanted the song to be taken off the air, however a Facebook poll showed 94 per cent of people think the song is "a classic", with 6 per cent deeming the song as "inappropriate".

In 1944, Frank Loesser wrote a call and response duet for him and his wife to perform at fancy parties.

But concerned listeners have been calling out the song for several years over its apparent sinister message behind the songs lyrics.

But others have slammed the station's decision, claiming the song's lyrics, which were also made famous in the 1949 film "Neptune's Daughter", aren't as sinister as they were being made out.

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