Sam Smith, Kim Petras’ ‘Unholy’ Grammy performance sparks FCC complaints
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Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ controversial Grammys efficiency was slapped with a myriad of FCC complaints, in keeping with a report.
The duo despatched temperatures rising whereas performing their chart-topping song “Unholy” in the course of the sixty fifth Grammy Awards. The risqué rendition noticed each singers and their backup dancers clad in blood-red devil-esque costumes.
After Smith and Petras raised eyebrows with their artistic selections, TMZ reported outraged viewers filed complaints towards CBS and the Federal Communications Fee (FCC), TMZ reports.
The outlet obtained 18 complaints filed with the FCC, with most of them slamming the efficiency for its “glorification” of Devil.
Through the efficiency, Smith, 30, was clad in crimson leather-based and donned a hat with horns protruding from it — evoking comparisons to the satan.
The nonbinary singer, who makes use of they/them pronouns, rocked crimson high-heeled boots and leather-based pants, and a crimson shirt with an identical collar. Later, they wore a prime hat with horns and accomplished the look with a cane.
In the meantime, 30-year-old Petras donned a bit crimson costume and satanic headgear whereas performing in a cage surrounded by whip-wielding backup dancers.
The stage design complemented the motif as enormous flames have been shot into the air in the course of the section.
“I can be canceling my tv service on account of this,” one criticism obtained by the outlet reads.
Different critics slammed the efficiency as “anti-Christian,” saying the theme of it has the potential to “enhance violence towards Christians.”
“It was wrought with evil imagery, and depicted DEVIL WORSHIPING ACOLYTES writhing around on the floor virtually naked, and in CAGES,” another complaint read. “It was broadcast on live television, and I cannot believe that CBS allowed it.”
The Post has reached out to CBS and the FCC for comment.
The efficiency left some politicians outraged, together with Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene who discovered it “evil” and “demonic.”
“This…is…evil,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted, with Megyn Kelly blasting the act on her SiriusXM each day podcast “The Megyn Kelly Present” as “celebrating Devil.”
“To start with, in case you are a person, you do not want nipple covers,” Kelly mentioned. “What are you doing with nipple covers? Nothing’s popping out of that nipple that it’s good to cowl it in anyway. Okay? So take them off.”
Smith additionally donned nipple covers within the music video for the hit track “I’m Not Right here to Make Buddies.”
Later within the night time, each Petras and Smith — who each have been nonetheless clad in crimson — won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy for the track.
“I’m the primary transgender lady to win this award,” mentioned an emotional Petras. “I wish to thank all of the unbelievable transgender legends earlier than me who kicked these doorways open.”
Petras, the 30-year-old German singer-songwriter, identifies as transgender. Born a male, she transitioned to feminine on the age of 13.