Nine Inch Nails

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Artist: Nine Inch Nails

Year: 2005

Date of Action: May 2005

Region: North America

Location: N/A

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Music, Television

Confronting Bodies: MTV

Description of Artwork: Rock band Nine Inch Nails was set to perform a set at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, including the song "The Hand that Feeds." The band wanted to use an image of President George W. Bush as a backdrop for their performance.

The Incident: MTV raised concerns with the band members about the political nature of the backdrop.

Results of Incident: Nine Inch Nails opted to withdraw from the performance rather than change the backdrop. Trent Reznor, the band's leading man, said in a statement "Apparently the image of our President is as offensive to MTV as it is to me. See you on tour this fall when we return to play in America." [1]


See also 12th paragraph.