Crooner Dean Martin’s daughter is blasting the idiotic new PC version of her father’s Christmastime hit song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
Deana Martin, the Rat Pack star’s daughter, told Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that Legend’s politically corrected remake with singer Kelly Clarkson is “absolutely absurd.”
The song was originally written in 1944 by composer Frank Loesser and depicts a man and a woman flirting with one another during a cold winter evening. The song has been a Christmas staple for decades. It also earned a 1949 Academy Award for Best Original Song after it appeared in the film Neptune’s Daughter.
But always ready to destroy Christmas traditions, liberals have called the original song a “date rape” fantasy gone bad and have urged radio stations to take the song out of rotation.
Liberals claim that the song depicts a man getting a woman drunk, or even drugging her, and forcing her to have sex.
Leftists point to one particular verse of the song as evidence that the man in the tune is drugging the woman’s drink:
The neighbors might think (Baby it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
However, the fact is, in the 1940s the saying “what’s in this drink?” was not evidence of drugged drink, but a movie joke used when someone was making a decision that might be a deviation from the norm. The line was always used as a joke because the subtext is that there is nothing at all in the drink even as the joke is used to excuse the person making the decision (as if the drink is making them do it, which is clearly not the case). So, the fictional woman in the song is NOT being given a date rape drug in her drink. Indeed, her decision to stay with the man is HER OWN decision – whether she may regret it or not.
The newly PC’d version of the song now reads like female empowerment:
What will my friends think? (It’s your body and your choice)
If I have one more drink? (It’s your body and your choice)
Ooh you really know how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To cast a spell (One look at you and then I fell)
However, Deana Martin finds the new version to be entirely sacrilegious.
“You do not change the lyrics to the song,” Martin told the British TV hosts.
I fact, she says she thinks Legend made the song even more explicitly sexual. “He’s made it more sexual in it with those words that he has just said,” she said.
But the original is not a problem at all. “It’s flirty, it’s sexy, it’s sweet — there’s nothing bad about that song,” Martin has said. “It just breaks my heart.”
“I know my dad would be going insane right now,” Martin added. “He would say, ‘What’s the matter with you? Get over it. It’s just a fun song.'”
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