People who watched the Grammys on Sunday night said that Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance of their award-winning single “Unholy” was “satanic.”
The pair went on stage soon after making history by winning the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, but people had mixed feelings about their performance.
After Sam Smith, who is non-binary and uses gender-neutral pronouns, was seen wearing satanic headgear in the horror movie-inspired performance, people took to social media to complain about the “demonic” themes.
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.
You don’t have to be super religious to be disturbed by that Sam Smith devil-worshiping performance.
One viewer stated:
That Sam Smith performance was weird I had to look away like why artists so obsessed with the devil????
How you go from those tributes to Sam Smith dressed as a devil?,
one viewer asked while another tweeted:
That devil worshipping performance was trash. And it’s been done so many times. I’m disappointed af.
One frustrated music fan added:
I’m really so sick of the satanic and demonic references…even with the hypocrisy — I still wanna know WHY Nicki, Sam Smith, Lil Nas X, and so many others reference the devil.
Another agreed as they stated:
So many devil horns tonight, first Sam SMITH, now Steve Lacy. Like why the satanic s**t?
After the performance, host Trevor Noah made a joke about how some people would be upset by the satanic themes.
While pretending to talk to his mother on the phone, he was heard saying:
No, mom, it wasn’t the actual devil… Yeah, you did warn me about Hollywood
As stars like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck laughed along, he “ended” the call and said:
She said she’s praying for all of us
Petras made history earlier in the night when she won the Grammy for Best Pop/Group Performance. She was the first transgender woman to do so.
In her speech, the German singer said that Sam Smith, who is 30, let her take the trophy because she had made history by winning.
During the emotional speech, the 30-year-old thanked pop music legend and LGBTQ+ rights advocate Madonna and paid tribute to the late artist SOPHIE for inspiring her.
I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,
I want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open.
The singer continued:
SOPHIE especially, my friend who passed away two years ago who told me this would happen and always believed in me. Thank you so much for your inspiration, SOPHIE. I adore you and your inspiration will always be in my music.
She went on to thank Madonna “for fighting for LGBTQ rights,” and then she turned to her own mother.
I grew up next to a highway in nowhere Germany and my mother believed me that I was a girl and I wouldn’t be here without her and her support,
the hitmaker added.
ABBA’s single “Don’t Shut Me Down,” Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran’s “Bam Bam,” Coldplay and BTS’s “My Universe,” and Post Malone and Doja Cat’s “I Like You” were also up for the award, but they lost to the pair (A Happier Song).
The Grammys came back for another party with a lot of big stars and awards for the best music of the year.
Artists have been given the famous gold gramophone trophy for their contributions to music for many years. The award, which goes to the best artists in categories like “Best Album” and “Best New Artist,” is a milestone in their careers.
The works nominated this year came out between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022.
Beyoncé won 32 awards at the Grammys, breaking the record for most wins ever. She arrived fashionably late to a night where Adele and Lizzo also won big, but it was Harry Styles who won the coveted Album of the Year award.
Beyoncé got emotional when she thanked her husband, kids, and late gay uncle while accepting her 32nd gold gramophone trophy at a gala event in Los Angeles, California. The event was held at the Crypto.com Center.