No Doubt has conducted themselves with complete class following a controversial fallout over their new music video for the song, “Looking Hot.”
The video has caused an outcry from the Native American community because of how they feel it portrays their heritage. According to reports, the video shows lead singer Gwen Stefani tied to a pole, donning traditional Native American dress, while fighting cowboys.
The band responded immediately with the following 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.”
They continued, “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.”