Sharon Osbourne Hates John Legend and Kelly Clarkson’s New Version of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
Sometimes, classic songs don’t need an update… according to Sharon Osbourne.
John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have redone the famous Christmas hit “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by taking out controversial lines that seem to appropriate date rape and replacing them with more up to date ones, post #MeToo.
Some of the controversial lyrics include: “I ought to say no, no, no, sir / “Mind if I move in closer?” and “Say, what’s in this drink? / No cabs to be had out there.”
In the new version, Kelly sings, “I’ve got to go away,” and John responds, “I can call you a ride.” Additional lyrics are: “What will my friends think? / I think they should rejoice,” and “If I have one more drink? / “It’s your body, and your choice.”
But it’s clear that Sharon doesn’t like change.
“To change an innocent lyric, to what is it, ‘Your mind and your body?’ What the hell are you on? That’s ridiculous,” she said on the recent episode of The Talk. “I have to tell you, I love John Legend. I love John Legend’s wife, his family. He’s an amazing artist that I really respect. Why do you do this? That’s not right.”
Eek! Is it a generational thing, you think? Let us know in the comments.