Christmas FM confirm they won't be playing 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' due to its controversial lyrics
The radio station responded to a complaint on Twitter.
Earlier on Sunday, we shared the news that a number of radio stations in the US had made the decision to remove 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' from their list of songs to be played over the festive period.
Critics of the song believe that the lyrics are controversial, as the man is clearly pressuring the woman into staying with him when she doesn't want to.
Questions were raised as to whether it would be played on Irish radio throughout the festive period, and Christmas FM have since offered an update regarding their situation.
In response to a tweet asking why they wouldn't be playing the song, Christmas FM replied by saying that the song "didn't resonate well with listeners", and for that reason it was in fact dropped in 2017.
Hi Paul, this is not correct. We haven't banned or removed any song from our playlist. Baby, it's cold outside didn't resonate well with listeners so it was dropped last year.
— Christmas FM (@christmasfm) December 2, 2018
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?"