Bublé Weighs In On The 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Debate
Back in 2014, Michael Bublé duetted with Idina Menzel on Frank Loesser's Christmas classic, 'Baby It's Cold Outside'. But what was once considered to be a harmless, sway-along-to tune has since become something more sinister, seemingly.
Speaking on Today FM's The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Bublé feels that although we need to be empathetic, censorship may be getting out of hand, "The song is dated. The times have changed and you have to change with them. At the same time, I think it starts to become very dangerous when you start talking about being that sensitive and outraged over everything'.
He also wonders where it will end and fears for more modern music by saying, "there's a lot of songs that I hear on the radio today that are sexist and their racist. Time to take a lot of songs off the radio?".
Something we didn't think we would hear in the interview is, "Oh my God, I would love to shower with you", but that was the four-time Grammy Award winner's exact reaction after hearing Ian Dempsey sing a few bars of a jazz classic.
"Summertime...and the living is easy" was the line Iano belted out and things are always easy when Bublé's in town.
Canada's finest export was in Dublin to soak up some Irish culture and promote his new album 'Love', which is actually a love heart emoji.
In a world gone emoji crazy, the singer explains why the clever team over at Warner felt this album title would be a powerful symbol, "40 of the 45 countries that I go to, English is not a first language and I think they loved there could be this expression of that word love without having this English word". Clever indeed.
Ian was then curious about a couple of the crooner's recent interviews where he admitted to 'borrowing' some singing styles from his peers. He doesn't shy away from the fact that this is what most people do, saying, "you take aspects of what you love and steal it".
Having duetted with some of the biggest stars in world music, Bublé added Ian Dempsey to that prestigious list as they teamed up to give us a blizzard of festive feels with their taster of 'Let It Snow':
We love everything about this man. Roll on the 3Arena next June.
Check out the interview in full by pressing the play button in the image at the top of the page.