Wait, is the fake outrage: (1) complaining about the song; or (2) complaining about people supposedly complaining about the song?Weren't we saying this about 7 years ago on the FFA. I feel like everything that is discussed in pop culture has been brought up on this board months or years before it hits mainstream. Oh, and fake outrage, per the usual.
See, this woman is staying late, unchaperoned, at a dude’s house. In the 1940’s, that’s the kind of thing Good Girls aren’t supposed to do — and she wants people to think she’s a good girl. The woman in the song says outright, multiple times, that what other people will think of her staying is what she’s really concerned about: “the neighbors might think,” “my maiden aunt’s mind is vicious,” “there’s bound to be talk tomorrow.” But she’s having a really good time, and she wants to stay, and so she is excusing her uncharacteristically bold behavior (either to the guy or to herself) by blaming it on the drink — unaware that the drink is actually really weak, maybe not even alcoholic at all. That’s the joke. That is the standard joke that’s going on when a woman in media from the early-to-mid 20th century says “hey, what’s in this drink?” It is not a joke about how she’s drunk and about to be raped. It’s a joke about how she’s perfectly sober and about to have awesome consensual sex and use the drink for plausible deniability because she’s living in a society where women aren’t supposed to have sexual agency.
two radio stations in Denver that do Christmas songs have banned it this year.bigbottom said:Is this a legit controversy or a fake one? Meaning are there a substantial number of people genuinely outraged and trying to ban the song? Because I’ve seen this story about 50 times in my FB feed and every single post is a critique on PC culture. Not a single one is lamenting the supposed horribleness of the song’s content. I’m leaning fake controversy but am open to being convinced otherwise.
OrtonToOlsen said:It’s a stupid controversy.
The song has nothing to do with rape or drugging a girl’s drink.
The woman in the song actually wants to stay and bone but societal mores (at that time) were telling her she should go.
Both, but more so the 2nd one in this instance. It's the whole "war on christmas" crap again...bigbottom said:Wait, is the fake outrage: (1) complaining about the song; or (2) complaining about people supposedly complaining about the song?
Actually it upset little Tucker Carlson so he felt compelled to broadcast his faux outrage.
Been debunked several times, by the guy that wrote it and sang it with his wife.
It's everything.Been debunked several times, by the guy that wrote it and sang it with his wife.
But that doesn't stop hysterical people from regurgitation every year, around Christmas