Sam Smith, 30, performed his hit song “Unholy” at the Grammy Awards last night, and it immediately became controversial.
Smith’s performance should come as a shock to no one, as his latest radio hit song, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” is catchy and seemingly innocent enough, the music video is a far cry from the radio hit single, as the corresponding music video depicted many BDSM sexual acts, along with transgenderism, drag performance, cross-dressing, and multiple other kink related sexual acts. While many saw this as free speech, others looked to YouTube, noticing that the music video had no age restrictions.
This allowed children of any age to discover a music video that featured scenes such as the following:
Smith’s new schtick appears to be incorporating queer-based performances into this music, which is legal and no one is attempting to ban, however, like all sexual imagery, this is a music video that requires more mature eyes, and it is unethical to allow children to view this content.
However, television networks and other large corporations appear to have no problems in selling sexual imagery to children, as Smith attempted the same controversial move while doing a live performance of “Unholy” at the Grammy’s. The performance featured multiple people in drag and cross-dressing. While the sexual imagery was enough to set many over the edge, many were equally, if not more offended, by the decision to include Satanic imagery in the performance of “Unholy.”
During the performance, all the members, including drag queens Violet Chachki and Gottmik from MTV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, were dressed in all red, with fire behind them as Smith sat on a throne with horns on his head, designed by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
The decision to include such imagery has sparked a heated debate among viewers around whether or not this is appropriate for a mainstream event like the Grammys. Many have argued that such content could be seen as promoting occultism and undermining spiritual beliefs, while others have stated that art should never be censored or judged based on its subject matter.
Among many others, the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro would respond, saying:
Insanity: Smith would end up taking home the Grammy award for Best Pop Duo/Group.
The Lord will wipe Hollywood from the face of our planet ! These people need the wrath of God !
Really Sick And The Reason I Don’t Watch Those Commie Socialists Anymore.🤮🤮🤮🤮
Okay, so this unskilled dumbass went all out to get some camera time, and to play a few minutes o f”Lookatme”. So what? How many people watch the Grammies anyway? We are just looking at one more facet of free speech, which, when it comes to we the people who are reveiving his message, can let him do it, we aren’t paying him any attention, and couldn’t care less, LIBERTY, MY FRIEND, GOES BOTH WAYS. HE IS FREE TO SPEAK, WE ARE FREE TO IGNORE HIM.