Now Jingle Bells Is Racist?
A Boston College Professor of Theater History has said this is so.
Well…after a great deal of research into the song’s origins, we -sadly- are forced to agree. The original title wasn’t even “Jingle Bells”. Take a look at this cover for the original sheet music. The songwriter’s intent could not be more obvious.
That title never stuck as the public named it “Jigga Bells” instead – in reference to the song’s original chorus. And then we found this old card, from the 1920s. Just horrible. Now we have to purge Santa and Mrs Claus too. And tear down all their statues.
Sorry if this poops on anyone’s Holidays. We have to report the news as it’s made.