Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Radio station bans Dino's ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ after #MeToo protest over predatory lyrics

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Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-gram is a follow up report to our Danny-o's recent reportin' of the ban of our Dino's wintery croon, "Baby It Is Cold Outside."

Likes it's happened before to our most beloved Dino in 1964 when the release of his big screen classic, "Kiss Me Stupid" was banned from screenin's in many theatres.   Just a few 'go, the vibrant voice of our Dino has been banned durin' this Dino-winter season from the airwaves in of all places, our Dino's home state of Ohio!  From the online presence of the Brit news blog, "METRO" comes Mr. Jacob Geanous' (pictured at left above)  revealin' remarks, "Radio station bans ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ after #MeToo protest over predatory lyrics."

As youse will read below, WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland has chosen to remove the any and all versions includin' our Dino's most classic rendition  over what has been spoken of "its predatory lyrics."  The radio station took a poll on it's website where the majority of it's respondents wantin' the song removed from the play list.  But Mr. Geanous also notes that "a separate poll on the station’s Facebook page, which had more than 600 votes showed that 92% respondents favored the song while 8% felt it was inappropriate."

This is the first reportin' that we know of of the bannin' of a Dino-wintery croon, but we'll see if other stations follow suit.  Our Dino has been the center of controversy before and we are certain will be 'gain....just showin' that even almost 23 years after his departure from our planet, our Dino is still hugely impactin' the masses long after the days when he walked the earth.

We thanks Mr. Jacob Geanous and the pallies at "METRO" for bringin' this Dino-breakin' news to our attention so that we coulda shares it with Dino-devotees 'round the globe.
We want to make it clear that we are tryin' to simply report what is goin' on in the Dino-world and have no desire to say anythin' against the radio station's decision or those concerned with the content of the lyrics.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Radio station bans ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ after #MeToo protest over predatory lyrics 

Jacob Geanous 

Classic Christmas duet Baby It’s Cold Outside has been banned by a radio station after its predatory lyrics were criticized by #MeToo supporters. 

WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland, Ohio, removed the song from it’s 24/7 Christmas playlist after a listener suggested it was inappropriate for 2018, reported Fox8. 

The wintertime duet was written in the 40’s and is most famously sung by legendary crooner Dean Martin and Marylin Maxwell. 

It sees a woman trying to leave a man’s house while he repeatedly pesters her to stay – because of the outside temperature. 

‘I really can’t stay,’ Maxwell sings.  
‘But baby it’s cold outside,’ he responds. ‘I simply must go…’ 
‘The answer is no’  

The radio station posted a poll on it’s website and the vast majority of responses were in favor of removing the song.

‘It wasn’t really our decision,’ said the WDOK midday host Desiray, who noted the Christmas playlist is decided by listeners. 

However, a separate poll on the station’s Facebook page, which had more than 600 votes showed that 92% respondents favored the song while 8% felt it was inappropriate.

‘People might say, “oh, enough with that #MeToo,” but if you really put aside an listen to the lyrics, it’s not something I would want my daughter to be in that kind of situation,’ Desiray said. 

‘The tune might be catchy, but let’s maybe not promote that sort of idea.’ 

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President and CEO Sondra Miller said she agrees with the decision. 

‘I think it’s taking a 2018 lens on a song that was written a very long time ago.’ 

Miller added: ‘It really pushed the line of consent.

‘The character in the song is saying “no,” and they’re saying well, “does no really mean yes?” and I think in 2018 what we know is consent is “yes” and if you get a “no,” it means “no” and you should stop right there.’

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