No Doubt pulls 'Looking Hot' music video, apologizes to Native American community
No Doubt pulled their latest music video for the single "Looking Hot" off the Internet after receiving complaints from the Native American community.
The video featured a Wild West theme with band members Adrian Young and Tom Dumont dressed up as cowboys while Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal appeared with tribal garments, according to Reuters. The band initially released the video on Friday, November 2, but quickly took the video down and issued an apology on November 3.
"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," the band said in a statement on their website. "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," the statement continued. "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."
"Looking Hot" was the band's follow-up single to "Settle Down" and both songs are on the band's latest album "Push and Shove." The album, which was released on September 21, is the band's sixth studio album and their first since "Rocky Steady" in 2001.
No Doubt launched to fame in the 1990's, which singles like "Don't Speak," "Spiderwebs," "Just a Girl," "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life." The Anaheim band has won two Grammy Awards and was nominated for another eight.