No Doubt has pulled their new music video over complaints that it’s offensive. Their new single, “Looking Hot” is a hot mess, according to people who have watched it. (I tried to find it, but it’s gone……everywhere.)
The video features Gwen Stefani and her bandmates in teepees and headdresses, which some are saying is offensive to Native Americans.
On Saturday, No Doubt yanked “Looking Hot” from official platforms and issued a formal statement on its 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,” said the group.
The statement 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,” continued the band.
The statement concluded, “Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.”
No Doubt pulled “Looking Hot” from YouTube and VEVO, although it is still available elsewhere online.