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Ted Cruz compares watching Grammys to 'devil worship' after Sam Smith performance

Ted Cruz compares watching Grammys to 'devil worship' after Sam Smith performance

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene also entered the chat.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has denounced Sam Smith and Kim Petras' performance at the Grammys.

The pair made history yesterday (February 6), with Petras becoming the first trans woman to win in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

Smith was also the first non-binary artist to win.

To top it all off, the two graced the stage with their fiery performance of their award-winning song ‘Unholy’ while donning devil-horned hats and surrounded by dancers in red satin robes.

And yes, as you guessed, right-wing conservatives' jaws flung to the ground, with Cruz taking charge.

In response to a person accusing the singers of teaching children to 'worship' Satan, the Republican replied: “This…is…evil.”

Cruz’s Republican pal Marjorie Taylor Greene also chimed in.

“The Grammy’s featured Sam Smith’s demonic performance and was sponsored by Pfizer,” the Georgia representative said.

“And the Satanic Church now has an abortion clinic in NM that requires its patients to perform a satanic ritual before services. American Christians need to get to work.”

However, Greene wasn’t the only one to point out that the awards show had an advertisement for Pfizer, according to The New York Post.

“The Devil. Brought to you by Pfizer…,” Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk penned.


Following their hell-raising performance, Petras elaborated on the song in the press room, as per Business Insider.

The German singer said how she intended ‘Unholy’ to be a gay club anthem intended for those often excluded from religious circles.

According to the outlet, she said: "I think a lot of people, honestly, have kind of labeled what I stand for and what Sam stands for as religiously not cool.

"I personally grew up wondering about religion and wanting to be a part of it, but then slowly realizing it doesn't want me to be a part of it.

“So it's a take on not being able to choose religion and not being able to live the way that people might want you to live, because, you know, as a trans person, I'm kind of already not wanted in religion."

Talk about taking back the power...

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Topics: News, Grammys, Politics, Music