Bill Cosby is currently being blamed for ruining Christmas for many as the lyrics from a classic song usually played only around the holidays are being associated with the incarcerated comic following his sexual assault conviction.
Susan Loesser, the daughter of Broadway legend Frank Loesser, who famously wrote the 1944 Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” is blaming Cosby for the current controversy surrounding its lyrics.
The duet features a man trying to convince a visiting woman to stay with him at his place as it is “cold outside.” Most recently, critics have expressed issue with the song as they believe it supports sexual predation.
Some radio stations, including Cleveland’s Star 102 FM, have already yanked the song off the air.
“Bill Cosby is ruining it for everybody,” Susan Loesser told NBC News. “Ever since Cosby was accused of drugging women, I hear the date rape thing all the time.”
Cosby, as many are aware, was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, back in September, for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. He has also been outwardly accused by dozens of other women of the same, specifically allegedly drugging them through alcohol and Quaaludes.
The lyrics to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” features a line from the woman who asks, “Hey, what’s in this drink?” Loesser further added that her late father “would be furious” about the controversy surrounding this particular lyric.
“People used to say, ‘What’s in this drink?’ as a joke,” she said. “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.'”
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