No Doubt Pulls 'Looking Hot' Video, Issues Apology Amid Racism Claims
The second single off No Doubt's comeback album, is "Looking Hot," and the video features frontwoman Gwen Stefani looking like a Hollywood version of a Native American — she's wearing traditional, yet glammed up attire, fighting cowboys, etc.
The video immediately garnered crictisim. The band acted quickly, removing the video and posting this statement on their official website Saturday:
"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."
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