Excerpt from The Federalist
Written by Bre Payton
People are apparently upset by the lyrics of the classic Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” because it’s “too rapey.”
As we all know, the original 1944 version is sexy as hell. It’s about a couple who, after attending a holiday party together, find themselves at a somewhat awkward crossroads. The woman, who very clearly doesn’t want to go home, makes up little excuses as to why she should leave, but her date convinces her to stay by pointing out how cold it is outside.
But apparently this is all too much for the “can I touch you here” generation. A couple from Minneapolis (who probably shop at Whole Foods and wear Warby Parker glasses) say the song made them feel uncomfortable, so they decided to rewrite the lyrics.