Sam Smith, Kim Petras' 'Unholy' Grammy Performance Triggers Outrage, FCC Complaints
Sam Smith & Kim Petras 'Unholy' Grammy Performance Triggers Outrage, FCC Complaints
2/11/2023 12:50 AM PT
Sam Smith and Kim Petras have pissed off lots of viewers who filed complaints with CBS and the FCC over their "Unholy" Grammys performance.
TMZ has obtained 18 complaints filed with the Federal Communications Commission ... and the flashpoint is Satan.
Many claimed the performance was textbook devil worship and were appalled by the imagery shown on TV ... with one adding, "I will be canceling my television service due to this." Seems a little extreme.
Hollywood freaks still thinking they’re so edgy with their Satanic themed performances 🤡🤡🤡 #GRAMMYs #kimpetras #SamSmith pic.twitter.com/6IyL8YYFdt— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) February 6, 2023 @STEPHMHAMILL
Some called the performance anti-Christian. One viewer postulated the song had the potential to "increase violence against Christians." Some took offense to the BDSM and adult images.
And there's more ... "It was wrought with evil imagery, and depicted DEVIL WORSHIPING ACOLYTES writhing around on the floor virtually naked, and in CAGES. It was broadcast on live television, and I cannot believe that CBS allowed it."
One parent was furious ... "The performance of Sam Smith had people being whipped and in a cage. My 15 year old son who is an aspiring musician was traumatized by it."
Politicians even got in the act, with Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene finding the whole thing "evil" and "demonic."
David Harris, magister for the Church of Satan, found the performance lackluster, telling TMZ the whole thing wasn't anything to write home about -- ouch!