It's okay to listen to the Christmas classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside" again.

The 1940's tune was first banned by Cleveland's Star 102 (WDOK-FM) after Thanksgiving because a few listeners were complaining about what they considered to be a non-PC message during these snowflake-y #MeToo times we are living in. Others followed, including Canada's CBC network!

Star 102 and the CBC have since reconsidered and have lifted the ban.

What struck me first off about the ban was how stupid it was. With the filth and trash blaring from radio and satellite streams that are pumping out disparaging lyrics about women on a daily basis, how could anyone find fault with this particular song? And why would Star 102 be so quick to ban a song over the objections of a few listeners?

Star 102 was obviously expecting to be hailed by progressives and the media for having the courage to ban this evil, but instead became a laughing stock. People are tired of having their morals questioned and their traditions trampled upon. If you don't like the song, change the channel.

Score one more for common sense.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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