Although several radio stations across the country have pulled the Christmas song from the airwaves this year, one radio station in Kentucky decided to embrace the controversial tune.
WAKY 103.5FM, a station based out of Elizabethtown, played five different versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for two straight hours on Sunday morning.
“BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! We like it and we’re not afraid to play it on WAKY for the next couple of hours!” the radio station wrote on their Facebook page on Sunday, shortly after the marathon began at 8 a.m.
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Though a beloved classic for many years, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” has recently drawn criticism for promoting rape culture, raising eyebrows with lines like, “Say, what’s in this drink?” and a back-and-forth where a man tries to convince a woman to stay the night despite her continued protests.
Fredele, who considers himself a supporter of the #MeToo movement, explained that he sees “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as “a romantic song.”
“All it is … is a dialogue between a man and a woman, and at the end of the song, you hear them harmonize together, so they’re agreeing basically,” he said, according to Fox News.