As a result, both Legend, 40, and Clarkson, 37, have worked to create a less offensive version, replacing numerous original's lyrics.
"What would John Legend do, if in 40 years, if somebody wanted to... rerecord one of his songs, and there was some group that found it offensive, and somebody just went, 'Oh, I can change the lyrics on that, '" Osbourne, 67, said.
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But in this updated edition, Clarkson sings, "I've got to go away", and Legend responds, "I can connect with you a experience", according to CNN.
Legend posted his duet with Clarkson on Vevo Thursday, and the song was also made available for streaming. The duo recently reworked "Baby, It's Cold Outside" as a polite request for consent, as written by Legend and Natasha Rothwell; for example, when Clarkson suggests that she might want another drink, the retort is, "It's your body and your choice". While critics have targeted the song for lyrics that imply sexual harassment, others see it as a feminist anthem where a woman is trying to break free of the societal stereotypes placed on her. "I think that John should just have left it alone".
The daughter of the late Dean Martin - who, in 1959, released one of the most popular versions of the song - has slammed Legend. "It's a classic, flawless song". "That's ridiculous", said Osbourne. Why are you doing this?
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Throngs of listeners acquire continually attributed the tune to be fairly predatory in its lyrics.
"You do not change the lyrics to the music", Martin claimed.
There are mixed reactions to Legend's version on social media. Another person tweeted: "They overcorrected so hard it's still insanely cringe-worthy". "Stop twisting an innocent lyric into what it was never meant to be". Even as a child, the lyrics struck me as OFF. "Folks, really, go listen to this song and look at the lyrics".More news: 10 given insulin instead of flu shots hospitalized