So listeners complained and got it banned. By that logic, if people call and complain about their commercials, they’ll stop running commercials! Or maybe they just play pop instrumentals, no lyrics for anyone to get upset about. I can see a resurgence of Lawrence Welk’s “Calcutta”!
This is spot on, the story is also starting to get some national attention as well. Gotta say I never paid too much mind to that song, until hearing it last year and thinking “damn, these lyrics are pretty creepy.” That being said this isn’t the only Christmas song that leans towards the unsavory…..after all the woman in “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is essentially cheating on her husband, lol
Add this to the list of songs that people freak out over. A few years ago it was “You’re 16” by Ringo Starr. [Originally done by Johnny Burnette back in 1960. Johnny was the father of Rocky Burnette who had a hit in the 80s with “Tired Of Toein’ The Line”. But I digress.] I remember whatever station I was listening to putting a lady on-air who was raising hell about how “creepy” it was that a grown man was singing about a 16 year old girl that way. I was thinking “It’s a fucking remake of a song 13 years after the original and it’s been 30+ years since it came out. Things were way different back then. If anybody’s the pervert, lady, YOU are if that’s the first thing that popped into your mind. Get it out of the gutter!”
WDOK has actually not posted on their Facebook and Twitter pages since yesterday afternoon. The backlash has now reached global news outlets. What could happen going forward? WKYC-TV reports that Star won’t give in to play the song.