Sam Smith harassed and called 'demonic' in New York street attack

Sam Smith harassed and called 'demonic' in New York street attack
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Sam Smith has been verbally attacked in a New York park after dominating headlines for their so-called "satanic" performance.

The star, who goes by the pronouns they/them, took to the Grammy stage on Sunday (5 February) with Kim Petras. The pair performed a provocative performance of their hit single 'Unholy', donning blood-red outfits while dancing amongst flames.

Some viewers interpreted the performance as "satanic", with one furiously writing on Twitter: "I didn’t want to post this video but I have to expose how satanic the music industry is. This is so demonic. Stop listening to this GARBAGE. It’s witchcraft!"

US Senator Ted Cruz had a meltdown, tweeting: "This…is…evil," and Marjorie Taylor Greene described the performance as "demonic." The FCC was also inundated with complaints.

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Despite the Grammys happening over ten days ago, Smith still can't escape the backlash.

In a clip shared on Twitter, Smith can be seen casually strolling and minding their own business in New York. Their peace was soon interrupted by a woman yelling "Sam Smith belongs in hell!"

She continued: "You demonic, twisted, sick bas****!"

Smith appeared to film the woman at one point. As they strolled past, the woman took it way too far with baseless claims – that we emphasise are not true – calling the singer a "paedophile".

Watch the clip here:

The clip was met with fury on Twitter, with one saying: "Let’s be real - you might not like someone but this is too far."

Another said: "People are really just too comfortable being hateful."

"Now be so serious. NO ONE deserves this kind of treatment no matter how much u dislike them," a third added.

Indy100 reached out to Sam Smith's representative for comment.

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