Viral: Ben Affleck's Photo During Satanic Grammy Awards Perfectly Captures How We All Felt


A viral photo of actor Ben Affleck from the Grammy Awards perfectly summed up how most ordinary Americans felt about the show.

The Grammys were defined by a controversial performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras of their song “Unholy,” which was a performance that seemed to worship Satan.

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A photo from the Feb. 5 event showed Affleck looking annoyed and disgusted during the show.

Other videos and photos captured similar expressions.

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Now, it is true that the photo in question was not taken during the satanic performance that has made headlines, but it does encapsulate how many people are feeling about the show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Grammys did see a 31 percent increase in viewership from the 2022 awards, but that is still well below the numbers that they were pulling a few years ago.

The reason for this massive drop in viewership is obvious: the entertainment industry has for the most part embraced the woke agenda, and many Americans are feeling alienated or offended by current forms of entertainment.

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So, what was the Grammys’ master plan to bring back viewership? They included a performance featuring Satanism, thereby alienating and offending even more Americans.

It is also interesting to note that Affleck is a professing Christian. According to a March 2020 report in The Christian Post, he came to the faith later in life and was attending a Methodist Church along with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Thus, it is only natural that he shared in the disgust of other Christians when Smith and Petras engaged in the public worship of Satan in front of a massive nationwide audience.

Affleck’s face seems to be asking the same questions that millions of Americans are asking right now. How did we get to the point where Satanism is accepted and even encouraged by our cultural elites?

The battle that is being waged right now really is a battle for the soul of this nation. We as Christians have a duty to stand up and defend the truth against the claims of evil.

The fact that so few Americans are watching these award shows is a sign that most Americans are tired of permitting evil to have a prominent place in our culture and want a real change.

We need to be willing to preach the Gospel to others, otherwise, Satan will continue to make inroads into our culture.

CORRECTION and UPDATE, Feb. 8, 2023: An earlier version of this article failed to include the photo mentioned in the headline. It has been added.

In addition, a report Monday by ET offered an explanation for Ben Affleck’s facial expressions during the Grammy Awards, which he attended with wife Jennifer Lopez. “Jen and Ben had a fun date night out at the GRAMMYs, but they have both been very busy working on several projects, and Ben was feeling tired,” a source was quoted as saying. “He wanted to go and support Jen, but he wasn’t his usual self.”

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Peter Partoll is a commentary writer for the Western Journal and a Research Assistant for the Catholic Herald. He earned his bachelor's degree at Hillsdale College and recently finished up his masters degree at Royal Holloway University of London. You can follow him on Twitter at @p_partoll.