Even the Church Of Satan thought Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ Grammys performance was tame
The duo performed their hit ‘unholy’ and were met with waves of criticism from right-wing figures describing the performance as "satanic."
The Church of Satan is not particularly impressed with Sam Smith and Kim Petras’s 2023 Grammys performance.
On Sunday, Smith and Petras performed a live rendition of their award-winning single ‘Unholy.’ During the performance, the stage was lit up with red lighting and pyrotechnics while dancers performed in metal cages. Smith was seen wearing a hat with horns. Turns out, the staging caused quite the stir as Piers Morgan described Smith as “Satan” in his New York Post column.
Twitter CEO and Tesla boss Elon Musk even had something to say about the performance as he described it as “End of days vibes.” He added, “If that’s Satan, we have nothing to worry about.”
Meanwhile, conservatives were having a meltdown as US Senator Ted Cruz tweeted: “This…is…evil,” and Marjorie Taylor Greene described the performance as “demonic.”
Right-wing blogger Matt Walsh added “It’s not surprising to see a satanic ritual at the Grammy’s. Satanism is the worship of the self. Much of modern pop music is satanic in this sense. Leftism is satanism. The only change is that now they’re being more explicit about it.”
However, not everyone is as outraged at the show the two Grammy winners put on. David Harris, magister for the Church of Satan has told TMZ he thought Smith and Petras’s performance was “alright” and “nothing special.”
As for the anger from politicians, Harris said: “It’s sad when politicians on a national stage use someone’s religion as a punchline,” and also described the likes of Cruz and Taylor Greene as “delicate snowflakes.”
‘Unholy’ also won the two pop stars the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, making Petras the first transgender woman to win the accolade. In her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to late artist SOPHIE, along with Madonna – who presented her the award – and her mother.