Growing Backlash Over Satanic Grammys Performance – Watch
There’s growing anger from fans who watched the 65th Annual Grammy Awards because of a performance on Sunday night by Sam Smith and Kim Petras.
People are irate at the satanic theme and its demonic celebration.
Smith and Petras won the 2023 Grammy award for best pop duo/group performance for their song “Unholy.” Their performance of the song was surrounded by red lights and a fire backdrop.
Sam Smith wore a hat with horns and was circled by dancers that used props that had a BDSM theme, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Am Miles Cheung, a social media influencer posted the lyrics of the song in a tweet and explained that the song “praises Balenciaga.”
Petras is a biological male, he talked about the controversial performance saying, “I think a lot of people, honestly, have kind of labeled what I stand for and what Sam stands for as religiously not cool.”
“And I personally grew up wondering about religion and wanting to be a part of it, but then slowly realizing it doesn’t want me to be a part of it,” Petras continued. “So it’s a take on not being able to choose religion and not being able to live the way that people might want you to live, because, you know, as a trans person, I’m kind of already not wanted in religion.”
The “demonic” performance is facing growing antagonism from viewers who thought it went too far.
“I know we on the right probably use the word satanic too often but this performance from Sam Smith is literally a tribute to Satan,” writer Ben Kew tweeted.
Political commentator Liz Wheeler tweeted, “Don’t fight the culture wars, they say. Meanwhile demons are teaching your kids to worship Satan. I could throw up.”
Commentator Robby Starbuck added, “People like Sam Smith who love to mock Christianity and use Satanic themes always think they’re super edgy artists by doing it. In reality it’s not edgy. It’s boring, vile, rehashed shock tactics that Hollywood seals clap for because they’re evil & stupid.”
In the song Sam Smith is singing in the clip above, Unholy, he praises Balenciaga. pic.twitter.com/F3gVhNakRj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 6, 2023