After releasing a new music video this week for the second single from their latest album, No Doubt has removed the video for “Looking Hot” from all major outlets after having learned that it was offensive to Native American peoples.
The video used a wild-west theme, featuring tee-pees, feather headdresses, and smoke signals. Almost immediately after the clip’s release, a slew of controversy was raised, with many claiming the stereotypical imagery was offensive to their culture.
In response, No Doubt issued 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.”
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