The 65th Grammy Awards hosted by Trevor Noah on Sunday night was a night to remember for all the wrong reasons. From blasphemous and satanic performances to celebrities cheering on these vile displays, it’s no wonder why Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) remarked, “This…is…evil.”
The night was filled with shock and awe as Sam Smith and Kim Petras took the stage for their best pop duo/group performance-winning song “Unholy.” The blood red show with fire in the background and BDSM themes featured a horned Smith, who considers himself non-binary, and a caged Petras, who underwent gender mutilation surgery at 16 and considers himself a woman. It was a disturbing display that left many questioning the morality of the entertainment industry and the people who were so eager to celebrate it.
Commentators and celebrities alike were appalled by the performance. Robby Starbuck wrote, “People like Sam Smith who love to mock Christianity and use Satanic themes always think they’re super edgy artists by doing it. In reality it’s not edgy. It’s boring, vile, rehashed shock tactics that Hollywood seals clap for because they’re evil & stupid.” Meanwhile, Ian Miles Cheong pointed out the song lyrics include Smith praising designer brand Balenciaga which was embroiled in its own controversy for depicting children juxtaposed with BDSM and containing Easter eggs of graphic art in a suspended ad campaign.
CBS, the network that has hosted the event for 50 years, seemed all too excited about the prospect of a Satan-worshipping performance as, after Smith teased the upcoming exhibition earlier Sunday, they responded to a post from the artist stating, “This is going to be SPECIAL” by writing “…you can say that again. We are ready to worship!”
Petras was not shy about his positions as he made an argument against religion, telling the press after the show, “I think a lot of people, honestly, have kind of labeled what I stand for and what Sam stands for as religiously not cool.”
In addition to the satanic performance from Smith and Petras, performers Hov, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Friday, JAY-Z and DJ Khaled gathered at a table designed to look like the Last Supper to perform Khaled’s “God Did.”
It’s clear that Hollywood elites are willing to go to any lengths to push their agenda, even if it means celebrating evil and blasphemous acts. Robby Starbuck suggested, “Conservatives: If you’re disgusted by all the evil we see in ‘entertainment’ today then go spend money supporting an artist or creator that’s conservative and if you’re wealthy, invest in new entertainment. You will never win a culture war without investing in culture.”
The 65th Grammy Awards was a night of shock and awe, as celebrities and the entertainment industry celebrated acts of evil and blasphemy. From Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ satanic performance to JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Friday, and DJ Khaled’s gathering at a table designed to look like the Last Supper, it’s clear that Hollywood elites are willing to go to any lengths to push their agenda. As conservatives, we must fight back against this kind of behavior and invest in culture that celebrates traditional values. We must not let Hollywood and the entertainment industry continue to push their agenda of evil and blasphemy.