John Legend To Release New Version Of Controversial “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
The 75-year-old song, Baby it’s cold outside by Frank Loesser, which led to controversies about consent and political correctness, is to be reworked and sung by John Legend. The song was co-written by Natasha Rowell.
The arguments which generated from this song is that the male singer is too persuasive and has little regard for the feminine figure represented in the song. He uses predatory exchanges like
“What’s the sense in hurtin’ my pride?” and “Baby, don’t hold out”.
When the woman figure wants to leave, he adamantly says “no”, another case of consent denial with a hint of sexual gratification that cannot be managed.
I simply must go (But baby it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (But baby it’s cold outside)
My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious)
As reported by HuffPost, in a Vanity Fair interview published on Monday, John revealed his plans for a forthcoming Christmas album, arriving sometime in 2020 that will include Baby, It’s Cold Outside with a “newfound sensitivity”.
John hints part of the lyrics of the song will be:
“What will my friends think..?” sings Kelly.
“I think they should rejoice,” John responds.
“…if I have one more drink?”
“It’s your body, and your choice.”
The new song puts into consideration consent which makes it better than the first release of the song.
This is not the first attempt at rewriting this song, honest and downright disturbing performance of the song by comedians Casey Wilson and Scott Aukerman was released back in 2015 to shine a light on some of the more questionable lyrics.
Their attempt was not welcome by the public, hence, a new trial by John Legend with attention given to the questionable lines.