11.05.2019

Dean Martin's daughter calls John Legend's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' rewrite 'absurd'

Dean Martin's daughter calls John Legend's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' rewrite 'absurd' Deena Martin, John Legend | Getty Images

John Legend's new take on a holiday hit has left Dean Martin's daughter cold.

Deana Martin, daughter to the famous crooner, slammed Legend's rewrite of the classic tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in an interview with "Good Morning Britain" published Monday.

"He's stealing the thunder from (original composer) Frank Loesser's song and from my dad," said Martin, whose father recorded a famous version of the 1944 song. "He should write his own song if he doesn't like this one, but don't change the lyrics. It's a classic, perfect song."

The debate over "Baby, It's Cold Outside" took center stage last holiday season after a radio station in Cleveland announced it would no longer play the song and several other stations around the country followed suit. Critics argue the lyrics have not aged well in the aftermath of #MeToo, with the woman telling the man "no, no, no" and asking, "What's in this drink?"

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