Cultists Freak Over “Satanic” Grammys Performance

The Insider reports:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz denounced the Grammy Awards as “evil” after Sam Smith and Kim Petras performed at the ceremony Sunday night. The pair made music history at the event with Petra becoming the first trans woman to win in the best pop duo/group performance category and Smith, the first non-binary artist.

But not everyone was impressed. “This…is…evil,” commented Cruz, a Republican, of the performance in a tweet Sunday. He was responding to a clip of Smith’s performance posted by conservative podcaster Liz Wheeler, who commented “demons are teaching your kids to worship Satan. I could throw up.”

The performance drew fury from some conservatives, who in recent years have rallied around so-called “culture wars” themes, including transgender rights, and restricting teaching of LGBTQ issues and race in classrooms.

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Of note, the winning song, “Unholy,” is about a woman catching her man cheating on her at a strip club.