I can't imagine Trent Reznor would do that.
He definitely wouldn't. The hypothetical scenario was only presented to illustrate that other genres wouldn't take a beating if their individual members attempted to bag some low hanging fruit in the most repugnant or undignified manner possible.
But real life examples are definitely where it's at:
-Did the Classical Music world shame itself when Yo-Yo Ma appeared in "Sex and the City" and in "Alias"? For that matter, has Classical Music lost its class because Alice Ott and Yuja Wang wear revealing clothing when they perform?
-Was Rock and Roll raised to artistic heights because David Bowie appeared in Fire Walk With Me, only to later plummet when he began selling lunchboxes emblazoned with his image? And did Synth Pop gain respect by association when Ryuichi Sakamoto starred with Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, long before the lunch boxes existed?
-Did Rock and Rock Culture later attain a new low when "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" hit the airwaves? What about our buddy Brett Michaels with his "Rock of Love"?
-Did Hip Hop Culture gain credibility and respect when Ice Cube appeared in such films as "Friday" and "Boyz in the Hood"? And if so, did it subsequently take a dive when LL Cool J started appearing in bland television shows?
-Did the collective social hygiene of vocalists take a plunge when that Jennifer Lopez doll hit the market?
Would you perhaps agree that "bad" hip hop artists seen to more conspicuously "branch out" into "entrepreneurship" more frequently than others?
No, although extremely loud "entrepreneurs" such as Kanye West definitely contribute to that perception. In general there's a wealth of shameless self promotion and self importance in all fields of entertainment. It's all about the money, as they have demonstrated. They're all guilty across the board, from actors to musicians (the line between the two is not so clear these days).
By the way the biggest celebrity entrepreneurs are not Hip-Hop artists.