Aahhhh, here we are again. We’re at the crossroads of normal, American traditions and those uptight people who can’t wait to wake up each morning in order to invent something to be offended about. The latest victims in this laughable ‘atrocity’ are Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the song Baby, It’s Cold Outside. If you haven’t heard these stories yet, I promise you I’m not making them up.
I’ll start off by saying this, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart; if you’re offended by words, you need to fix your life. You need help; serious, medical help. There is no one on God’s green earth (odd saying since it’s mostly blue) that is good enough to offend me with words coming out of their mouth. No one. Much less a song or a children’s Christmas cartoon.
Here’s the beef with Rudolph, as these offended ones have professed. The cartoon promotes bullying and verbal abuse. I’m dead serious, that’s their take on this Christmas classic. I’ve watched this show so many times I can’t count. I watched it as a kid, I watched it with my kids. Not one time have I ever thought it promoted bullying. Not once was I suddenly worried that I may be bullied because of it. Not once did I think that bullying others was an option. Want to know what I got out of it? I saw a reindeer, albeit an odd one, rise above the opinions of others, succeeding, and gaining confidence along the way. And guess what, in the end, he gets the girl. This is a story of coming to terms with who you are, accepting yourself, and rising above all the critics to toot your own horn. It’s beautiful, it’s wonderful, it’s inspiring. It’s not about bullying. Trust me.
Let’s talk about a wonderful Christmas song now. Baby, It’s Cold Outside is a song about the flirtatious endeavors of a man trying to gain the affections of a girl. The song even won an Oscar for best original song in 1949. Now, in 2018, the Pound Me Too movement has decided that we’ve been listening to a song promoting date rape culture for almost 70 years. Yes, they really think that. Right when I think we couldn’t stoop any lower on an intellectual scale…….boom, there it is. Radio stations have even pulled the song under pressure. Who the hell listens to radio anymore? Alexa, play Baby, It’s Cold Outside. I win.
It has gone too far, guys. Way too far. I’ll say this, and stand by it too; if you believe this song should be banned, or if you think Rudolph promotes bullying, I’m better than you. I’m better, I’m smarter, and I’m one hell of a lot more fun at parties than you are.