On Sunday night, Grammy Award-winning artists Sam Smith and Kim Petras took the stage to perform their hit single “Unholy” – a performance that sparked outrage and debate. From the red leather and horns of Sam Smith to the fire shooting from the stage, the duo’s performance was so intense that even Elon Musk weighed in with a tweet calling it “End of days vibes.”
The performance was met with criticism from conservatives who called it “devil worshiping” and “celebrating Satan,” but fans of the duo were quick to defend them. Supporters argued that if Smith were thin, cis, and straight, they wouldn’t be ridiculed for how they present and dress.
But the performance was much more than just a spectacle. It was a historic moment for the music industry, as Smith and Petras became the first non-binary and transgender artists to take home the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Petras, who transitioned to female as a teenager, was emotional as she thanked the transgender legends who “kicked these doors open.”
This blog post is a friendly representation of the incredible performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras at the Grammy Awards. The duo’s act was bold and daring, and it has sparked a debate about the boundaries of art and expression. Read on to learn more about the performance, the controversy it has sparked, and the history it has made.