Radio station bans Baby It's Cold Outside in wake of #MeToo

GeoBeats

It's one of the best-loved Christmas songs of all time, but Baby It's Cold Outside has been taken off the air by one US radio station - due to sensitivity about its lyrical content.

The duet was written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and has been recorded by artists such as Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Lady Gaga, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Bublé, Idinia Menzel, Ray Charles and Dolly Parton.

The reason it's now found controversy is that some find the lyrics - a man trying to persuade a woman not to leave - suggestive of sexual coercion in the wake of the #metoo movement.

Much of the focus is on the meaning of one line in particular, where the woman sings: "Say what's in this drink?"