Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has shared his thoughts about radio stations removing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” due to “offensive lyrical content”.
On Twitter, a fan asked:
“Hey Dee, what do you think about radio stations removing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” due to “offensive lyrical content”?
Given your previous history fighting the PMRC, I’m genuinely interested in your take. Thanks for your time and best wishes.”
“RIDICULOUS! I’ve literally lived that scenario…and I didn’t get nothin’! Sure there’s plenty of “sexual innuendo” in the lyrics, but if that’s the criteria for banning songs we are going to lose a LOT of 80’s music!”
According to News 10, a radio station in Cleveland has stopped playing the holiday song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” due to “offensive lyrical content”.
Some of the lyrics in the song include:
“I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside
This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice
My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry?
Father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, please don’t hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more – Put some records on while I pour”
Chec the Dee’s statement from below.
RIDICULOUS! I've literally lived that scenario…and I didn't get nothin'! Sure there's plenty of "sexual innuendo" in the lyrics, but if that's the criteria for banning songs we are going to lose a LOT of 80's music! https://t.co/PBFgzQ3VBx
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) December 12, 2018