In the music video for “Looking Hot,” No Doubt’s second single off their comeback album, Push and Shove, Gwen Stefani can be seen wearing Native American attire and being tied to poles and fighting cowboys. As soon as the video was released, it quickly garnered criticism.
And now, according to Us Weekly, No Doubt has removed the video after claims of racism.
No Doubt addressed the issue on the band’s official 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. 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."
The band continued: "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."
Well, if people didn't know the band was back before, they certainly do now.