Sunday, November 4, 2012

No Doubt pull Looking Hot video after offending Native Americans

No Doubt have pulled their new video for “Looking Hot” after learning that the clip had offended Native Americans.

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the video featured Native American imagery and included singer Gwen Stefani wearing a feathered headdress.

“Looking Hot” is the latest single from the band’s “Push And Shove” album, their first in 11 years.

No Doubt released the following statement:

As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately. The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.

- No Doubt

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