Critics blast non binary star Sam Smith and transexual artist Kim Petras for a satanic performance at the 2023 Grammys appearing in fire red leather costumes and devil’s horns
Conservatives and religious groups have condemned Sunday night’s Grammys performance which featured a singer dressed as Satan.
Non binary singer Sam Smith’s duet with transgender artist Kim Petras for their song, “Unholy,” featured Smith wearing Devil horns, while Petras gyrated in a cage against the backdrop of flames. Dancers dressed as demons bowed and crawled around Smith.
Nobody was interested that Kim Petras became the first transexual to win a Grammy when her collaboration with Sam Smith for “Unholy” won the golden gramophone for best pop duo/group performance.
“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,” wrote one viewer. Another added some conspiracy-baiting into the mix, saying Madonna (who introduced the performance) looked like a statue erected in New York City that conservatives have called “satanic” as well.
“This…is…evil,” Cruz wrote in response to a tweet of the performance shared by conservative commentator Liz Wheeler. “Don’t fight the culture wars, they say. Meanwhile demons are teaching your kids to worship Satan. I could throw up,” she remarked.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. also condemned the “demonic” performance, which immediately featured “sponsored by Pfizer,” afterwards.
“The Grammy’s featured Sam Smith’s demonic performance and was sponsored by Pfizer. And the Satanic Church now has an abortion clinic in NM that requires its patients to perform a satanic ritual before services. American Christians need to get to work,” she wrote.
The congresswoman was referring to a new abortion clinic from the Satanic Temple called”The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic” that’s offering “free religious medication abortion.”
Conservative news outlet Red Voice Media also blasted the performance as “Satanic.”
“Satanic Grammy’s Performance, They’re Not Even Hiding It Does anyone even watch Hollyweird award shows anymore?” the account asked.
Dominique Samuels, a political commentator and journalist from the UK, bashed the performance as a “dark” and “nasty” influence harming children.
“For the people still wondering why we have a problem with Sam Smith pushing the degenerate and satanic Hollywood agenda. We don’t want dark, nasty energy like this influencing our children,” she tweeted.
Other conservative commentators thought the explicit performance was motivated less by a devotion to devil-worship than a desperate attempt to be relevant.
Music video producer and director Robby Starbuck tweeted, “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.”