Posted on Mon Nov 5, 2012 07:21 AM PDT
No Doubt released their new music video for "Looking Hot" just a few days ago, but they've already pulled it after receiving complaints from fans and the Native American community. Frontwoman Gwen Stefani wears traditional Native American dress in the vid, and she's seen fighting off cowboys and being restrained.
The band said in 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 group added, "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."
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