Usually the “attack on Christmas” involves Starbucks cups and holiday sales, but this time Kelly Clarkson and John Legend seem to be leading the charge. The Voice judges recently released a new edition of the classic holiday jingle “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to usher in a deluxe version of Legend’s holiday album, A Legendary Christmas, and the subsequent backlash surrounding the song has Clarkson laughing.
“Did you not hear that John and I ruined Christmas recently?” The Kelly Clarkson Show host asked Chrissy Teigen during her appearance on Tuesday’s episode. “People got so mad!”
Penned by Legend and Insecure‘s Natasha Rothwell, the duo’s cover does away with the song’s more controversial lyrics, which led to it being pulled from various radio stations in 2018. But aside from some minimal lyric changes, the cover is just as swinging as the original and admittedly less concerning. At one point Legend sings, “It’s your body, and your choice” to Clarkson, whose lyrics are about whether or not she should have another drink.
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