AceShowbiz - Sam Smith continues to receive backlash over their "Unholy" performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards earlier this month. A new video shows the pop star getting called "demonic" in public by an elderly woman.
The video which emerged online on Wednesday, February 15 saw the English songwriter walking casually in the streets of New York. Then suddenly, an elderly woman began shouting at them, "You belong in hell! Sam Smith belongs in hell! You demonic, twisted sick bastard! Sam Smith is a pedophile! You sick motherf**ker Sam Smith!"
This was apparently the first time Sam was literally called out in public following their hell-themed Grammys performance featuring their "Unholy" collaborator Kim Petras. Some viewers likened the extravagant performance to "devil worshipping," while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz denounced the production as "evil."
Joining the debate, magister David Harris from the Church of Satan said that the stage act was "nothing special." David told TMZ that he was "underwhelmed" by the performance as well as the singers who were "nothing particularly special." The senior Church of Satan figure also thought that the stereotypical imagery used by the musicians was just "alright."
David later said that Lil Nas X's "Montero" is more in line with the philosophies of the organization. In the music video the rapper himself descends into hell, after murdering Satan and taking the devil's crown for himself.
Sam, however, is not letting the controversy over their Grammys performance bother them. The "Stay With Me" hitmaker was spotted supporting their rumored boyfriend Christian Cowan's runway show during New York Fashion Week on Valentine's Day.
Sam attended the fashion show in a red-hot jumpsuit accessorized with matching gloves and platform heels and layered beneath a sparkling silver coat. Their outfit was all designed by Christian.
The public display of support arrived after Sam and Christian were spotted cozying up together ahead of the musician's "Saturday Night Live" performance in January. While it is unclear when they first met, the two were photographed together with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in December for the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act.