By Dan Cirucci
No doubt you’ve heard about the annual controversy surrounding the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Some radio stations have actually banned the song on the grounds that it preaches male dominance and sexual coercion, if not rape. And John Legend has even recorded a politically correct version of the song with new lyrics.
This is the time of year when we enjoy dozens of beloved holiday songs. But with people like Biden, Wolf and Kenney in control of our government and far left wackos dominating the media and the popular culture, even familiar Christmas music isn’t safe from the cancel culture.
Consider now some of the music that might come in for rebuke:
Twelve Days of Christmas
An endless celebration of greed and excess.
We Three Kings
Exalts monarchies, autocratic regimes and feudalism. Ditto, Good King Wenceslas which is hopelessly patronizing.
Two words: systemic racism.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Sexist. Totally ignores women.
Encourages women to find sugar daddies who will lavish them with gifts in exchange for . . . what?
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Mocks the natural childhood loss of baby teeth and needlessly scares kids into believing their new teeth may never grow in.
Dominick the [Italian] Christmas Donkey
The entire song is an ethnic slur. Also offensive to donkeys.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Celebrates a woman who loves role-play with a lecherous “old-man.”
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Mocking senior citizens and trivializing elder abuse.
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Bratty kid doesn’t have enough; needs a wild animal, too. Encourages animal cruelty as animals such as this should not be removed from their natural state.
The Christmas Song
“Folks dressed up like eskimos”represents cultural appropriation. They’re not “dressed up” like that for fun.
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Equates human beings with material possessions. You have no right to possess anybody, on Christmas or any other day.
Use of precious silver for such frivolous purposes depletes the environment.
Dan Cirucci, the founder and editor-in chief of the Dan Cirucci Blog (http://dancirucci.blogspot.com/), is one of the most widely honored public relations professionals in his field and a public relations consultant to numerous organizations and individuals.