In the wake of releasing their controversial remake of the Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside," John Legend and Kelly Clarkson performed it on "The Voice," and it met with angry reactions.
NBC's "The Voice" Twitter account tweeted that John Legend and Kelly Clarkson's performance of their remake of the classic, "Baby, It's Close Outside" on the show, would warm hearts, but it had the opposite reaction from some Twitter users.
Recording artist John Legend (L) and host Kelly Clarkson speak onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images
They wrote about their displeasure of the remake, and one fan addressing Legend and Clarkson tweeted,
"Leave the classics alone."
Another person, with the handle, Dr. Cat, wrote,
"Had to change and ruin a classic because of the #MeToo movement. Ugh."
- Superstars Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke, take the stage with their remaining Duet partners for an evening of standards from the Golden Age of music | Photo: Getty Images
Another user tweeted that although it was a "Great" performance, she was "Bummed" out by the lyrics of the song that got changed. A disappointed fan, sharing the same view as the other commenters, wrote,
"No, it doesn't warm my heart. It is horrible."
Legend and Clarkson performed the song dressed in a plaid suit and a shimmering sapphire gown, respectively. They changed the lyrics of the song to comply with the #MeToo movement, replacing what they called "Sexist" words with the ones that promote gender equality.
The song became a hit in '44 after Dean Martin's rendition of it, and some celebs who grew up listening to old versions, like Sharon Osbourne, frowned at the "The Voice" coaches' rewrite.
TV personality Sharon Osbourne attends the CBS Daytime Emmy after party at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California | Photo: Getty Images
The TV veteran criticized the "All of Me" singer asking what he would do if forty years in the future, someone changed the lyrics to one of his songs,
Last month, the dad-of-two told People that he is not on any side of the debate, as the rewrite is just another version, and anyone who doesn't like it should listen to the old one.
The EGOT titleholder and Clarkson are unapologetic about their remake, and their critics would have to live with it.