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Podcast: Was banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' the right call?

Music journalist Alan Cross and writer Stacy Lee Kong weigh in on broadcasters' decision to pull "Baby, It's Cold Outside" off the airwaves in the wake of #MeToo.
Baby, It's Cold Outside has been performed by celebs from Ray Charles to Michael Bublé, but now a U.S. radio station has pulled it from the airwaves. (MGM/YouTube)

"In the context of this song it seems weird to not engage a little bit with the words and the lyrics," says writer Stacy Lee Kong after broadcasters, including the CBC, pull the song 'Baby It's Cold Outside'. The song is being criticized for what some believe to be problematic lyrics, in the wake of the #MeToo movement. But is taking the holiday tune off the radio the right call? Alan Cross, a longtime music journalist also joins the discussion.

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