In response to a tweet from Sam Smith prior to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, CBS proclaimed its readiness, stating, "Ready to worship!"
"This is going to be SPECIAL," Smith tweeted.
This is going to be SPECIAL 👅 #GRAMMYs @RecordingAcad @kimpetras pic.twitter.com/oIA0dhP8bm
— SAM SMITH (@samsmith) February 5, 2023
CBS replied, "....you can say that again. We are ready to worship!"
They eventually deleted the tweet, but as you know, the internet never forgets.
. @CBS has deleted their tweet after saying they’re “ready to worship” ahead Sam Smith’s Satanic Grammys performance pic.twitter.com/2vxZCmt1C5
— Jillian Anderson (@Jillie_Alexis) February 7, 2023
Sam Smith, who identifies as non-binary, and Kim Petras, who identifies as a transgender woman, won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song "Unholy."
At the Grammys, Sam Smith and Kim Petras gave a performance that appeared demonic, and which GOP Senator Ted Cruz of Texas referred to as "evil."
Following the conclusion of the performance, a message indicated that Pfizer had sponsorship involvement with the 65th Grammy Awards. Senator Cruz humorously commented, "Pfizer is taking the whole truth
Pfizer is taking the whole truth in advertising thing pretty literally…. https://t.co/PWsHjo4Lkk
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 6, 2023
"We sponsored the overall Grammy's event, not any particular performance. Beyond that, we don't comment on our efforts to raise awareness," a Pfizer spokesperson said to Newsweek.
Billy Hallowell tweeted about the performance, expressing sadness, "It's really heartbreaking to watch people mock God, flaunt that mockery, and then be praised for it. This should break our hearts and send us into prayer for these people. Truly."
The "Unholy" performance wasn't really outrageous or innovative; it was just sad. It's really heartbreaking to watch people mock God, flaunt that mockery, and then be praised for it. This should break our hearts and send us into prayer for these people. Truly.
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) February 6, 2023
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