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The Controversy of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”-and Why Banning it is Ridiculous

Kristina H
9 min readDec 6, 2018


I am so tired of pieces of our history being banned or erased.

Christmas this year has started off on a controversial foot, and it is making my anxiety go berserk.

So far this year, there has been outrage and controversy over iconic pieces of our history that were once endearing, and a huge part of the holiday season for all of us, especially if you are over 45 years old.

Some of the targets of “This should be banned” are:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Charles M Shultz)-1973

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Videocraft)-1964

Baby It’s Cold Outside-Homer & Jethro (Song)-1944

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer -Elmo & Patsy(song)-1979

Also, this past year a well known statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from the Victoria City Hall in Canada.

I can’t even. I am not one to ever say those three words, but I literally CAN’T EVEN.

Another target this past year was Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder-1932–1935.

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When Will it Stop?

In a world of South Park cussing and racist remarks, Family Guy and even the long running Simpsons cartoons, when will this outpouring of “over sensitivity” stop?

The targets of Racism and Bigotry and Sexism that I posted above are the legacies that we all grew up with. These are all pieces of art and writing that have survived multiple generations and have been a huge part of our heritage and childhood. Why should they be banned or “erased” from history NOW?

I understand the sensitivity behind the movements of #metoo and the concerns of racism and sexism. Believe me, I am a #metoo survivor, and I have been bullied, treated poorly as a woman, and have lived through shame of abuse. BUT, it had nothing to do with a catchy Christmas song that has been remade numerous times, by popular artists, or because of cartoons that come out every holiday season, to make us…



Kristina H

Writer of relationships / early childhood and mental health . Poetry and fiction dabbler