As a fan of Casey Wilson’s and “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” I thought Christmas did come early when the actress gave us this new Funny or Die video, “An Honest Performance of ’Baby It’s Cold Outside'” with Scott Aukerman on Twitter this morning. Now that I watched the video, which was hard to get through by the way, I’m not only pissed, but disturbed. An “honest” telling of the cheery Xmas tune was turned into an over-the-top, exaggerated interpretation of lyrics, telling the story of a man (Aukerman) drugging and attempting to rape a woman (Wilson). Honestly, how did anyone think this was semi-funny? Who paid to make this? Are you guys seriously this thirsty for streams? I’m disgusted.
Not only did I not laugh once, which, I doubt you will either, but I’m so disappointed in Wilson, who always entertained me. As a woman, how are you going to portray a woman being taken advantage of by a man, and make light of such a serious, scary problem? WHILE all of the serious Bill Cosby allegations continue to flood the news, might I add. Notice how the woman isn’t doing the drugging and raping here, but the male role is. It’s offensive and sexist as s–t and I’m livid.
Here he is drugging her cocktail.
Against her will, he whispers in her ear and smells her.
Now he’s struggling to hold her down.
And she tries to get away.
His look of terror is anything but funny to me.
He pushes her face up aggressively against the window.
And literally drags her across the floor while she cries.
Oh, and he ties her up.
Then, Wilson has the nerve to stand up at the end and say: “This is Casey Wilson, reminding you this is a completely inappropriate song. Happy holidays.”
This is the kind of crap I am not having right here. And around the holidays? I don’t care how desperate you are to go viral, this is straight sickening and I hope no one finds this as amusing as Wilson, Aukerman and the sickos who helped make this unnecessary video do.