In response to a tweet from Sam Smith ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday, CBS declared that it was "ready to worship!"
"This is going to be SPECIAL," Smith tweeted.
CBS replied, "....you can say that again. We are ready to worship!"
CBS apparently deleted the tweet on Monday evening.
Smith, who identifies as nonbinary, and Kim Petras, who identifies as a transgender woman, won the Grammy for best pop duo/group performance for the song "Unholy."
The two gave a demonic-appearing performance at the Grammys that GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas described as "evil."
After the performance concluded, a message noted that Pfizer was involved in sponsoring the 65th Grammy Awards. "Pfizer is taking the whole truth in advertising thing pretty literally…." Cruz quipped.
"We sponsored the overall Grammy's event, not any particular performance. Beyond that, we don't comment on our efforts to raise awareness," a Pfizer spokesperson told Newsweek.
CBS's "worship" tweet raised eyebrows on social media.
"You don't have to say the entertainment industry is satanic, they're doing it for you," Jillian Anderson tweeted.
Blaze Media's Jessica O'Donnell tweeted, "this is sick."
"CBS tweeted, at Sam Smith, that it was 'ready to worship' just before Sam Smith performed a Satanic ritual. Riiiiiiighhhhhht," Raheem Kassam tweeted.
Mike Glenn of the Washington Times described CBS's tweet as, "disgusting (tho not surprising)."
"Did CBS just admit it worships Satan?" the Media Research Center wrote when sharing a screenshot of the CBS tweet.
"It's really heartbreaking to watch people mock God, flaunt that mockery, and then be praised for it. This should break our hearts and send us into prayer for these people. Truly," Billy Hallowell tweeted regarding the performance.
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