Are you ready to explore the controversy surrounding Grammy winner Sam Smith’s “satanic” performance at the 65th Grammy Awards? On Sunday, the 30-year-old nonbinary singer and their backup dancers took the stage dressed in blood-red devil-esque costumes, and the performance was immediately followed by an ad from Pfizer. This sparked outrage from Twitter users, and it has everyone talking.
The performance featured Sam Smith and Kim Petras, who performed their chart-topping song “Unholy”. Smith was dressed in red high-heeled boots and leather pants and a crimson shirt with a matching collar, while Petras was in a little red dress. As the performance went on, Smith donned a top hat with horns and a cane. Petras was in a cage surrounded by whip-wielding backup dancers.
At the beginning of their act, Smith was seen crouching in the center of several “Grudge”-like dancers. This performance was immediately followed by an ad from Pfizer, which further triggered outrage from conservative politician Marjorie Taylor Greene. She tweeted, “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.”
Other Twitter users slammed the advertiser for “sponsoring” a satanic performance, while another user condemned the sponsorship of the medical company during the award show. Despite the controversy surrounding the performance, both Petras and Smith went on to win the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy for the song.
In this blog post, we explore the controversy surrounding Sam Smith’s performance at the 65th Grammy Awards. We’ll take a look at the performance itself, the outrage from Twitter users, and the duo’s win at the end of the night. So, if you’re ready to dive into the controversy, read on!