If you think that the #MeToo-esque outrage over the Christmas hit “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is ridiculous, then you’re in good company.
According to an interview with Fox News, Deana Martin, the daughter of Dean Martin and the man who made the song famous thinks the anger around it is completely unwarranted and a little out there.
Sitting down with the crew of Fox and Friends on Monday morning, Martin launched into a defense of the Christmas tune.
“There’s nothing bad about that song. And it just breaks my heart and I know my dad would be going insane right now … He would say, what’s the matter with you? You know, get over it. It’s just a fun song,” Martin said.
She addressed her reaction to the backlash the song received as well.
“I was absolutely flabbergasted,” Martin said. “It’s just insane. When I heard it and I said, this can’t possibly be. You know, it’s a sweet, flirty, fun, holiday song that, well, it’s been around for 50 years.”
According to the Daily Caller, Glenn Anderson of Cleveland’s WDOK ceased playing the song as he felt the times have highlighted how it’s “manipulative and wrong.”
“I do realize that when the song was written in 1944, it was a different time, but now, while reading it, it seems very manipulative and wrong,” Anderson said. “The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place.”
Only it does. The new waves of feminism and the #MeToo overreaction have caused people to make monsters out of windmills. The song is exactly as Martin describes it, flirty but innocent. At no point was the man attempting to rape the woman in the song, only get her to stay with him a little bit longer with any excuse he could find.
A man flirting with a woman he likes and wanting to spend more time with her isn’t wrong, and I’m not sure why the feminists are trying to convince the populace that it is. The pursuit of women by men is as natural as the sky is blue, and women typically find a man who pursues her as gratifying. He’s earning his affection from her as it’s part of the proof that he values her.
This is something the feminists are trying to paint as evil?
They can keep their outrage. I say the Christmas classic needs to stay exactly where it is as one of the standards in Christmas music.