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21st Dec 2018

‘Santa Baby’ is the latest Christmas song to come under criticism as Miley Cyrus changes lyrics

The singer was unhappy with the lyrics of the classic hit.

There have been a number of Christmas songs in the spotlight for their perceived controversial lyrics this year. The drama kicked off with Baby It’s Cold Outside when people were up in arms about the seemingly “rapey” narrative of the story in which we hear a man trying to convince a female guest to stay over.

Fairytale of New York was next on the hit list as the word “faggot” offended people who perceived it to be in a derogatory context.

Miley Cyrus has recently taken a stand against Santa Baby for being materialistic, anti-vegan and suggesting that the female in the story will give sexual favours in return for the excessive amount of presents.

'Santa Baby' is the latest Christmas song to come under criticism as Miley Cyrus changes lyrics

While the lyrics of the 1953 classic are definitely OTT:

“Santa baby, a ’54 convertible too convertible too, light blue
I’ll wait up for you, dear Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight”, perhaps the singer is being a little flirtatious and tongue-in-cheek?

Miley certainly doesn’t think so, as, during her Jimmy Fallon appearance, she said:

Slip a sable under the tree, do you even know what that means, Jimmy?…It’s a fur and I’m vegan.

Am I saying I’m going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?”

Miley went on to give her own rendition of the song, with a feminist slant, which was actually gas!

Her updated lyrics included:

“Santa baby, I’d love to know my ass won’t get grabbed at work, by some ignorant jerk.

Tell the dirtbag to put away the chimney tonight.”

As she sang, “I can buy my own damn stuff”, Jimmy and Mark Ronson, the producer of Miley’s latest song, dangled car keys jokingly behind the 26-year-old.

The video definitely gave us a laugh!