Dean Martin's daughter criticises John Legend for remake of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' 3 years ago

Dean Martin's daughter criticises John Legend for remake of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

She has called John Legend and Kelly Clarkson's remake of the song, which promotes consent, "absolutely absurd".

John Legend and Kelly Clarkson recently recorded an altered version of the Christmas song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'.


The altered version of the song features lyrics that promote consent instead of the commonly criticised lyrics.

Many have suggested that some of the lyrics in the song are inappropriate, with a female singer singing "The answer is no", and "Say, what's in this drink?" in the 1949 hit.

Legend and Clarkson have since altered the song, with new lyrics including: "I've gotta go away (I can call you a ride)... What will my friends think... (I think they should rejoice.)...if I have one more drink? (It's your body, and your choice.)"

Deana Martin, daughter of Dean (who popularised the song in 1959), has criticised Legend's decision to remake the song with different lyrics.


“You do not change the lyrics to the song,” said Martin on Good Morning Britain. “He’s made it more sexual in it with those words that he has just said. It’s absolutely absurd.”

"I think what he's done is, he's stealing the thunder from Frank Loesser's song and from my dad. He should write his own song if he doesn't like this one, but don't change the lyrics. It's a classic, perfect song."

In 2018, Christmas FM announced that they wouldn't be playing the song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' on their station, as did a number of other radio stations around the world.