No Doubt pull cowboys-and-Indians themed music video following complaints from Native Americans
November 4 , 2012
No Doubt has pulled their new Looking Hot video off YouTube after receving complaints from Native Americans.
The band said in a statement via their website on 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."
The ska band debuted the cowboys-and-Indians themed music video on Friday.
The video features 43-year-old Stefani dressed in a Native American costume and chained up in the local town by bandmates Adrian Young and Tom Dumont.
Bassist Tony Kanal plays a Native American locked up in jail and helps Stefani escape from her captors.
Looking Hot is the second single off their new album, Push and Shove.