Sharon Osbourne Does Not Want John Legend To Re-Record ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

John Legend recently announced his holiday album A Legendary Christmas, which will include a re-recorded version of “Baby, It’s Cold Out” with Kelly Clarkson.

The new take on the classic will change the lyrics to match the #MeToo movement.

“I really can’t stay (BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE)
I’ve gotta go away (I CAN CALL YOU A RIDE.)
This evening has been (SO GLAD THAT YOU DROPPED IN)
My mother will start to worry (I’LL CALL A CAR AND TELL ‘EM TO HURRY)”

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However, Sharon Osbourne is not pleased with the change to Dean Martin’s 1953 hit.

“What would John Legend do, if in 40 years, if somebody wanted to… re-record one of his songs, and there was some group that found it offensive, and somebody just went, ‘Oh, I can change the lyrics on that. It’s, to me, like a master painting,” Osbourne said on “The Talk”.

She added, “It’s a piece of art… to change an innocent lyric, to what is it, ‘your mind and your body?’ What the hell are you on? That’s ridiculous. I have to tell you, I love John Legend. I love John Legend’s wife, his family. He’s an amazing artist that I really respect. Why do you do this? That’s not right. The thing is, if you don’t like the song, don’t record it.”

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A Legendary Christmas will be released on Nov. 8.

You can catch “The Talk” weekdays on GlobalTV.

See more on Legend and Clarkson’s reimagined song in the clip below:

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