No Doubt Pulled Their Video Because of Complaints of Racism

Turns out you can’t dress a blonde white girl up as a Native American and make her dance around tepees sending smoke signals into the air anymore without accusations of racial stereotyping. That’s what happened with No Doubt’s video for Looking Hot. They pulled down the video mere days after putting it up due to complaints. No Doubt posted this message on their 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.  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.
– No Doubt

Next thing you know I won’t be able to pull my eyes back and tell everyone I’m Korean without someone getting all uppity about it.

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9 years ago

I love the video. Next thing you know, people will be offended if anyone other than mexicans eat tacos! Yeesh!

9 years ago

I saw a Native American in a cowboy hat yesterday and I was appalled.

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