No Doubt Apologizes For “Racist” Video, Pulls ItBy: Amanda Crum - November 6, 2012
No Doubt’s newest single off their album “Push And Shove”, called “Looking Hot”, was pulled from YouTube just a day after it was put up after it garnered several complaints of racism.
The video, which shows singer Gwen Stefani dressed as a Native American princess and being captured by her cowboy bandmates, debuted on Friday and was dubbed offensive by several viewers, prompting the band to issue a 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.”
The band hasn’t elaborated on what they plan to do with the single or whether they are going to release a new video for it; for now, you can watch the original over at Gawker.