The Hand That Feeds
|"The Hand That Feeds"|
|from the album |
|Released||March 28, 2005|
"The Hand That Feeds" is a song by American
Though several stations played a leaked copy of "The Hand That Feeds" in February, official radio play of the song began on March 14, 2005.[
NIN was due to play this song at the
"Nine Inch Nails will not be performing at the MTV Movie Awards as previously announced. We were set to perform 'The Hand That Feeds' with an unmolested, straightforward image of George W. Bush as the backdrop. 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."
The following day, MTV stated,
"While we respect Nine Inch Nails' point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement. When we discussed our discomfort with the band, their choice was to unfortunately pull out of the Movie Awards."
Nine Inch Nails was eventually replaced by
During the performance of The Hand That Feeds in Jacksonville, Florida on October 29, 2008, a photo of George W. Bush was displayed behind the band, and as the band played the photo gradually morphed into
The song is included in the videogames