No Doubt has just pulled their “Looking Hot” music video off their newest album for allegedly being offensive to Native Americans.
After being album-less for more than a decade, No Doubt finally gave birth to another album titled “Push and Shove” last September 21 and they also released a music video for its third single, “Looking Hot.”
Unfortunately, the American rock band had to pull their latest video out—which featured two-time mom, Gwen Stefani, and her band mates with headdresses and teepees—on Saturday after it received criticisms for being offensive to Native Americans.
No Doubt stated on their official website:
“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.”
The band continued:
“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.”
Finally, they concluded:
“Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.”
No, erm, doubt about that…
Let’s hope they come up with a replacement music video soon!
Check out the cancelled vid below:
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