At the 2023 Grammy Awards, Sam Smith and Kim Petras made history when they won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The duo, who identify as non-binary and use they/them pronouns, performed their hit song Unholy. Add this to the list of Grammy controversies.
But the performance drew backlash from viewers who thought the duo was satanic. In fact, Sam Smith slapped Kim Petras on the arm, which some believed was a sign that she was Satan.
Sam Smith and Kim Petras
Sam Smith and Kim Petras have been riding a wave of controversy since the release of their hit single, “Unholy.” It’s a sultry track that explores a dirty, dark side of relationships.
The two artists delivered a fiery performance of their hit song at the 2023 Grammys that had many people shocked and upset. In fact, some conservative voices were outraged by Smith and Petras’ performance.
This was especially true after the duo won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award, which made Petras the first transgender woman to win this prestigious award. Their performance was filled with devil horns, red lighting and caged dancers, which many right-wing commentators found to be satanic.
Harry Styles, a British singer, actor, and former One Direction member, now a successful solo artist. He has starred in several films, including the war film Dunkirk and Don’t Worry Darling (2022), and his work has been critically acclaimed.
After winning the Grammys’s most prestigious award, Styles ruffled feathers on social media when he said, “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often.” It didn’t take long for backlash to start.
The remark caused many to question the singer’s commitment to social justice. However, his fans were quick to defend him, saying he was simply referring to another controversy that wasn’t relevant to him.
The backlash spread quickly on social media, with some fans even posting videos of Adele moving out from her seat during Styles’s award presentation. This prompted internet users to wonder whether she really supported the winner or was just ‘moving out’ from her place.
Pfizer is a huge pharmaceutical company that manufactures many well-known drugs. They produce products like Advil, Bextra, Celebrex, Diflucan and Lyrica among others.
The company is known for its big advertising budgets and blockbuster sales. This is why people were surprised to hear that it was one of the sponsors of the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Several right-wing politicians took to social media to slam the pharmaceutical company for sponsoring Sam Smith and Kim Petras’s “The Devil” performance at the awards show. Their tweets were met with lots of negative comments from internet users.
Both Smith and Petras were clad in blood-red devil-esque costumes during their fiery performance of their chart-topping song. They wore red high-heeled boots, leather pants and a crimson shirt with a matching collar. They also donned a top hat with horns and completed the look with a cane.
A right-wing politician is someone who supports tradition and authority. They believe that society should keep things the way they are, and that government should have little power. They may also support market-based solutions to problems like public education, healthcare, and taxes.
Conservatives are a very small group of people in the United States, but they have a significant impact on elections. Generally, they vote for candidates who support their political beliefs.
When Sam Smith and Kim Petras performed their song “Unholy” at the Grammy Awards, a number of right-wing politicians were outraged. They said that the performance was a part of a “satanic ritual”.
Some of these right-wing politicians also claimed that pharmaceutical company Pfizer sponsored Smith’s and Petras’ performance, but Pfizer denies that it did. In addition, a number of right-wing celebrities took to social media to condemn Smith and Petras for their ‘demonic’ performance.