Legend / Clarkson “Woke” Version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Faces Backlash Over Lyric Changes

John Legend and Kelly Clarkson’s “woke” cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is facing backlash and mockery.

Last December, Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana Martin, slammed critics of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and said she will continue to perform the song despite recent backlash.

Some radio stations have banned the song from their airwaves because they believe the lyrics are sexist and manipulative.

Now, some of the lyric changes have been revealed for the “woke” remake.

Per Yahoo, Set to appear on Legend’s forthcoming Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition, the song now includes less threatening lines like

“I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)

I’ve gotta go away (I can call you a ride)

This evening has been (so glad that you dropped in)

So very nice (time spent with you is paradise)

My mother will start to worry (I’ll call a car and tell ‘em to hurry).”

The Oscar-winning singer’s Voice co-star, Clarkson, lent her vocals for the female role. Elsewhere in the song, she asks what her friends will think if she stays for another drink, to which Legend responds, “It’s your body, and your choice.”

While enthusiasm for a Legend and Clarkson collaboration is high, many aren’t so sure about the song choice or its woke update. On one end of the idealogical spectrum are conservative critics who call it pandering to “snowflakes”; on the other, those who say the song and its date rape image are beyond saving.

This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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