No Doubt Accused of Racism, Pulls "Looking Hot" Video: What Do You Think?
[Editor's Note: From Paul Frank to Victoria's Secret, megabrands have been stepping in a rising number of racially charged messes this fall, and now No Doubt has released a "Cowboys and Indians" themed video that's got the Native American community raising their eyebrows once again. Like Paul Frank before them the band wasted no time apologizing for their error in judgement and pulling the video completely, but the question remains -- are these types of stereotypes ever going to die? What makes them so okay they still permeate Pop Culture in 2012? Stupid Celebrities has comments from the band plus a few images from the now-banned video. --Morgan]
No Doubt have pulled the video for their new track “Looking Hot” after it was blasted by members of the Native American community.
...Gwen Stefani and bandmate Tony Kanal were dressed as Native Americans in the video [which] offended members of the Native American community. The band has apologized and removed the video from YouTube and Vevo.
A statement on No Doubt’s official website reads, “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.