Adding to their building scaffolding ubiquity, Nine Inch Nails were set to play at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The band saw it as the perfect opportunity to launch into their “politically charged” single “The Hand That Feeds” with an image of President Bush as the backdrop. You know, for that sense of irony.
MTV wasn’t too happy with the idea. Something about mixing a political message with MTV’s mission statement of branding at least eight hours of the entertainment you view daily.
“While we respect Nine Inch Nails’ point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement,” said an MTV spokesperson. “When we discussed our discomfort with the band, their choice was to unfortunately pull out of the Movie Awards.”
You see, Madonna and Britney’s kiss cleared the censors because it wasn’t pushing any gay marriage agenda or something faggy like that.