Pop singer Katy Perry has already caused plenty of eyebrow raising controversy following her performance at the Grammy Awards. Her rendition of her new number-one hit, "Dark Horse," was labeled as "demonic" and full of "witchcraft," from Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck.
The performance of "Dark Horse," which itself is described as an edgy, dark song, featured the singer being burned at a stake as a witch, fire explosions, demons and a satanic ritual. Beck was one of the many who were shocked by the eerie, dark performance that resembled witch craft.
Beck was appalled that the society has embraced practices that are far from God. "Where are we headed as a society?" He asked during his broadcast. "We are worshipping a god. It's just not the God that says love each other....[or] to be good to each other."
Perry was once an aspiring Contemporary Christian singer who turned to secular music when she found no success in her first attempt as a singer. Branching into secular music, her first promotional single titled "Ur So Gay" garnered her attention at Capital Music Records, where she released her debut album, which featured her first number-one single, "I Kissed a Girl."
The provocative song titles are a far cry from her former Christian ways, which she has since denounced. Her performance at the Grammys solidify that Perry is no longer seeking to sing for the Lord, but to a young demographic that will lavish out at her music.
The Grammy Awards were full of controversy for Conservatives like Beck and Christians, who not only saw Perry's haunting performance, but witnessed the mass marriages of same-sex couples in the same night. The concern of the media's exposure of religion and morals have been discussed by many, including Beck who warns of the dire consequences.
"It's not going to end well," warned Beck. "We're worshiping a god that is glorifying division. It is glorifying just bad things, dark things, dark thoughts. It is glorifying envy and greed, stuff, materialism. It's not a good path."
Katy Perry's performance was labeled "disturbing" by Beck and many news outlets questioned whether she actually performed a real witchcraft ritual. Perry admits that the song is about an actual witch pleading to not fall in love, a very different approach to her usual party, bubbly pop songs that top the charts. Beck remains unimpressed.
"It is so normal now to see literal Satan worship, to see unspeakable things on television in performances and award show that most of America just yawned. It wasn't the big topic of conversation all across the country yesterday. That's fascinating to me."