John Legend, Kelly Clarkson Record PC ‘Woke’ Version Of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
"The Voice" coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend have teamed up to create a "woke" PC version of the Christmas classic "Baby It's Cold Outside."
“The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend have teamed up to create a “woke” PC version of the Christmas classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” which liberals have dubbed to be “offensive” in recent years.
Fox News reported that the original song, which was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, came under fire last year due to certain lyrics that some said were “problematic” in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The lyrics that were dubbed controversial included the woman saying “I really can’t stay,” to which a man responds: “But baby, it’s cold outside.” At other points in the song, the woman says things like, “Say what’s in this drink? “The answer is no,” and “I’ve gotta get home.”
Updated Lyrics To ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
While Clarkson sings the new version of the song, it was Legend who updated the lyrics along with Nathasha Rothwell, who writes and stars in the HBO series “Insecure.”
In the updated version of the song, the man calls the woman a ride and thanks her for a lovely evening, instead of trying to coerce her to stay at his place. https://t.co/iCsryP2Mjs
— CBC News (@CBCNews) October 29, 2019
“What will my friends think …” Clarkson sings in the new version.
“I think they should rejoice,” Legend replies.
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“… if I have one more drink?” Clarkson continues.
“It’s your body and your choice,” Legend sings.
Vanity Fair, which got a sneak peak of the yet-to-be-released song, gushed over the PC version, saying it was “every bit as fun and swinging as the original, and its newfound sensitivity feels genuine, not performative.” The lyrics listed above are reportedly not the only updated lyrics, but the rest have yet to be revealed.
‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Banned From Radio Station
This comes one year after the Cleveland, Ohio radio station WDOK banned the original version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from their airwaves due to a listener complaining about the “offensive” lyrics.
“It wasn’t really our decision,” WDOK host Desiray said at the time. “It’s the decision of our listeners.”
“People might say, ‘Oh, enough with that #MeToo,’ but if you really put that aside and listen to the lyrics, it’s not something I would want my daughter to be in that kind of a situation,” she continued. “The tune might be catchy, but let’s maybe not promote that sort of an idea.”
Why is the Left such a cesspool of miserable, joyless scolds? They are miserable nags and can’t stand to see fun in the world- A harmless little Christmas song drives them nuts! https://t.co/wnp4eBdEfF
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) October 29, 2019
Dean Martin’s Daughter Defends Original Version
Others leapt to the defense of the song, including legendary singer Dean Martin’s daughter Deana who pledged to keep performing the song regardless of what liberal snowflakes say.
“I was absolutely flabbergasted,” Deana Martin said of when she heard about the backlash over the song. “It’s just insane. When I heard it, I said, ‘This can’t possibly be.’ You know, it’s a sweet, flirty, fun holiday song that’s been around for 40 years for my dad. He did it in ’59. But when I saw it, I tweeted, ‘I think this is crazy. What do you think?’ And then all of a sudden, it went viral.”
She added that her father, who famously performed the song, would be just as upset.
“I know my dad would be going insane right now,” Deana said. “He would say, ‘What’s the matter with you? Get over it. It’s just a fun song.’ ‘Cause he was so sweet anyway. … He was a great guy. Fun guy. Nice. And he wouldn’t want to do anything offensive. That wasn’t Dean Martin. So this has just been outrageous.”
no discourse dumber than the anti-“baby it’s cold outside” drivel. the people in the song are self-aware adults enjoying a nice lil seduction you rules nerds!!! https://t.co/dk9G0bIL0G
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) October 30, 2019
Why is it that “offended” liberal snowflakes have to ruin absolutely everything these days? “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is supposed to be a fun Christmas tune that is not to be taken seriously in the slightest. Yet, liberals are turning it into some kind of massive social commentary on our culture.
Someone should tell Legend and Clarkson that regardless of how “woke” they think they are being, the updates of classics like “Baby It’s Cold Outside” never end up being as good as the original.