Controversial Carol Will Play Across The South Shore This Season

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:06 AM

A controversial Christmas classic will stay on our airwaves this season.

Many major broadcasters including Bell Media, Rogers and the CBC have pulled the song, "Baby It's Cold Outside" amid concerns the song promotes date rape.

Program Director for CKBW and Country 100.7 Ryan Everest says staff from both stations met yesterday and made the decision to continue playing some versions of the song.

"We all empathize with exactly what's going on with the decisions to take it off the air. But also, we as a station feel the song is a Christmas classic."

Everest says the lyrics may not have aged well over the last 70 years, but you need to see it from the perspective of a woman in the 1940s.
"If you look back to the context of the time. It was a much more delicate situation of somebody staying overnight. It could've destroyed their social status. It was more of a romantic song than what is currently being depicted in the media."

Everest says the decision will be evaluated going forward based on feedback from listeners.

Reported by: Ed Halverson
Twitter: @edwardhalverson
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