Radio stations are refusing to play 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' due to the controversial nature of the lyrics 2 weeks ago

Radio stations are refusing to play 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' due to the controversial nature of the lyrics

Some of the song's lyrics are said to contradict the current #MeToo movement.

A number of radio stations in the US have made the decision to remove 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' from their list of songs to play over the festive period.

Critics of the song believe that the lyrics are controversial, as the man is clearly pressuring the woman into staying when she doesn't want to.

Some of the song's most controversial lyrics include:

"I simply must go (But baby it's cold outside)", "The answer is no (But baby it's cold outside)", and perhaps most controversially: "Say what's in this drink?"

The song has been pulled from Star 102 Cleveland Radio Station in America.

One of the station's hosts, Glenn Anderson, has said that the song was written in a different era and that they lyrics felt "manipulative and wrong".

He continued: "the world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, the song has no place."

The station conducted a poll on their Facebook page asking their listeners whether they should play the song this Christmas, with 94% of people voting that the song should be played...

It will be interesting to see whether the song is played on Irish radio in the coming weeks.