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Published On: Sat, Dec 8th, 2018

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ writer Frank Loesser’s daughter, Susan Loesser explains the song, ‘It’s not a date rape song’

The daughter of the man who wrote the Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” said the social justice warriors attacking the song are totally wrong and that the song has no correlation to date rape or any reasons why it should be cut by a radio station.

Susan Loesser, 74, told NBC this week that her father, Frank Loesser, wrote the song in 1944 for him and his wife to sing at Christmas parties.

“This song is not about an abuse of power, it is about flirtation and that is how flirtation was in those days,” Susan said, adding that she doesn’t want the song connected to the #MeToo movement.

Susan said her parents would perform the tune, for which Frank won an Oscar, at parties together.

“In those days in the entertainment world, you had to bring an act to a party, so that was their act,” she said.

“It is not a date rape song, it is a flirtatious song.”

In fact, Susan took aim at Bill Cosby and his rape case for the politically correct police targeting the song and prompting a Cleveland radio station to pull the song from the Christmas music rotation.

“Bill Cosby ruined it for everybody,” Susan Loesser told NBC. “Way before #MeToo, I would hear from time to time people call it a date rape song. I would get annoyed because it’s a song my father wrote for him and my mother to sing at parties. But ever since Cosby was accused of drugging women, I hear the date rape thing all the time.”

She continued.

“I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time,” she said. “People used to say ‘what’s in this drink’ as a joke. You know, ‘this drink is going straight to my head so what’s in this drink?’ Back then it didn’t mean you drugged me.”

WDOK Christmas 102.1 FM in Cleveland confirmed last week it pulled the song from its rotation after getting complaints from listeners who claimed the song conjured undertones of sexual harassment.

“It wasn’t really our decision. It’s the decision of our listeners,” WDOK midday host Desiray said, adding that the station’s listeners help develop the holiday song lineup.

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