John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have reimagined a classic Christmas song, and not everyone is happy about it.
As time passes, society changes. Trends come and go, and things people used to say 10, 20, or even 30 years ago that were deemed to be okay back then no longer fly any longer. Most of us will encounter it around the holidays when older family members who haven't kept up with the times say something offensive without realizing what they are saying might have offended someone.
There are also examples of it in entertainment and the media from the past. We might be watching a movie we've loved for years and cringed at a particular line, not realizing quite how un-PC it was at the time. The same goes for songs, and we wonder how certain lyrics ever flew under the radar, regardless of the era during which they were released.
Every Christmas in recent memory has seen Dean Martin's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' placed under the microscope. We all know the words and chances are you're humming the tune right now. But have you ever really listened to the lyrics? Some have accused it of sounding like a man insisting a woman stay at his house even though she wants to leave, citing the cold weather as a reason why she can't leave.
John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have covered the song for this coming holiday season but tweaked the lyrics slightly to make them a little less controversial. However, the changes have sparked outrage among certain groups of celebrities. Martin's daughter Deana Martin thinks it's outrageous that her father's song has been changed in this way, reports The Independent.
Sharon Osbourne has also spoken out against the changes made to the song's lyrics, as has Piers Morgan because is it really an issue if Morgan doesn't have a controversial take on the matter? How do you feel about the new version of the song? Deana Martin thinks even though the aim was to make it less sexualized, she argues it now leans that way even more than before. Give the new track a listen and let us know on which side of the fence you fall.