BELL MEDIA RADIO STATIONS WILL PLAY ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ AGAIN

The decision comes a year after some Canadian radio stations pulled the holiday classic from airwaves

In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, photo, ornaments hang on a Christmas tree on display in New York. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)

BELL MEDIA RADIO STATIONS WILL PLAY ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ AGAIN
TORONTO — Controversial holiday standard “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is returning to playlists at Bell Media’s radio stations starting next week.

A spokesman for the Canadian broadcaster says feedback from listeners has led the company to reintroduce the 1944 duet after yanking it out of rotation last Christmas season.

Bell was among numerous radio operators who effectively banned “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from their airwaves following scrutiny over what some called inappropriate lyrics in the wake of the .MeToo movement. Most versions of the song feature a male performer trying to persuade a female singer to stay inside, with exchanges that include, “What’s in this drink?” and “Baby, don’t hold out.”

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