A heated Gayle King defends 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

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King continued, "I think you can look at anything and read something into it these days, and I just don't think that was the case when they wrote that song and the intent of the song".

"It is not a date rape song, it is a flirtatious song".

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is coming under fire 74 years after the song's creation.

Glenn Anderson, one of the hosts of the OH radio station WDOK, which first made a decision to ban the song, described the song as "very manipulative and wrong".

Some have commented on the fact that when it was written (for a 1949 romantic comedy, Neptune's Daughter, starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban), it was a trite piece of fluff that has been covered and popularized by every noteworthy singer since.

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King after chucking from her accidental, on-air curse added: "I'm so irritated by this. I know I'm going to get hammered for this, so let's just move along please!" "We are cultivating a nation of babies", one user wrote.

The fate of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and its radio play is still up in the air. This song being banned is too far reaching.

After WDOK pulled the song, stations in Cleveland and Colorado also followed suit, sparking a backlash by listeners on social media.

'Baby, It's Cold Outside, ' has been covered by Michael Bublé, Idina Menzel, James Taylor, Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews, but this year Star 102 Cleveland radio banned all versions of song from its Christmas playlist. A poll on the WDOK Facebook page Wednesday showed overwhelming support to bring the song back.

Loesser did say she understands why the song has taken on its current connotation in the post-Weinstein era, noting, "Absolutely I get it". "People used to say "what's in this drink" as a joke".

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