Many people know William Shatner for his famous roles in Star Trek, TJ Hooker, and of course his Priceline spokesperson gig. But despite all the success, Shatner always tells it like it is.
Captain Kirk has now taken his shot at the #MeToo Movement. Shatner didn’t take well to liberals attacking the song “Baby it’s Cold Outside.”
It all started when an Ohio radio station tabbed the song as sexist and derogatory towards women. William Shatner told DailyMail TV “You’re not saying, ‘I’m closing the door and you can’t leave!’ It’s not force, it’s verbal persuasion which works in the act.”
Some politically correct radio stations have even stopped playing the Holiday classic claiming that the lyrics are misogynistic and inappropriate. Of course this mentality is thanks to the #MeToo movements attack on anything that they find offensive.
“In 2018 we have the #MeToo movement, which I think is great, that these hidden forces are exposed and not to be allowed and women have equal rights,” continuing he said, “I’ve got three daughters [ages 60, 57 and 54], I’m all for that. But if you look back at things that were written and said 20, 30 years ago, it’s a different context, and you’ve got to judge it by that context.
“Rape and pillage, absolutely not — those are crimes against humanity. But saying ‘Would you make love with me?’ and the opposing party says ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ I can’t fathom what’s wrong with that,” he said.
He also added, “It’s like saying, ‘Would you have dinner, would you like to write a song with me, would you do an interview?’ I’m not insulted by you asking me to do an interview. Maybe it’s my mindset based on the years I’ve lived, but I’m trying to be fair and I don’t see the problem.”
Shatner was early to defend the song when the controversy first emerged, and took to Twitter telling people to call a radio station and demand that they play the song. “Call in to CBC Radio all day and get them to play ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ over and over until Midnight!” Shatner wrote on Twitter.
Call in to CBC radio all day and get them to play “Baby It’s Cold Outside” over and over until midnight! ?? pic.twitter.com/qrRwAHOwYX
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 11, 2018
If more people were like Shatner, the world would be a better place. The politically correct crowd is slowly killing common sense in America.
Matt Couch is the founder of America First Media & Investigations and the CEO of the D.C. Chronicle. You can follow him on Twitter @RealMattCouch