Holderness Family's modern take on 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' goes viral
The Holderness Family’s "Baby, Just GO Outside" remix goes viral.
(The Holderness Family)
The Holderness Family, famous for creating parody songs, took a new approach to the Christmas classic, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" after the recent fallout surrounding the lyrics from the original song.
The family's parody version, "Baby, Just GO Outside," emphasizes consent and after 20 hours, the music video has about 32 million views as of Tuesday morning.
Since the 1940s song has come under fire in the last few years for its lyrics with non-consensual implications, multiple radio stations have banned the song from their holiday playlists, according to HuffPost.
But the Holderness Family offered a modern twist to the lyrics.
FATE OF 'BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE' BEING ASSESSED BY MULTIPLE RADIO STATIONS AFTER SONG WAS PULLED BY OHIO STATION
The woman's voice says, "I simply must go," and instead of the man responding, "But, baby you'll freeze out there," the revised version goes, "Uber is right outside." Another line is revised to say, "My mother will start to worry. … Definitely text her right now."
Other lyrics including, "understood — no mean no" and "you're free to go," also align with the values of today's #MeToo movement.
The family's other viral hits include "Baby Got Class," a parody of the classic "Baby Got Back."
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