No Doubt Ban Their Own Video for “Looking Hot” for Being Racist
Band issues a statement to apologize for being insensitive towards Native Americans
Late last week, No Doubt released a brand new video, for their second single off their comeback album, “Looking Hot.” Following complaints of racism, the video has been pulled.However, since the Internet is like this huge, amazing thing where stuff gets “lost” sometimes, above is a version of the video, just to help you get an idea why it was so offensive in the first place.
In a statement on the official website, No Doubt says the intention was never to trivialize or belittle the Native American culture.
On second thought, this is exactly what the video appeared to have them doing.
“We realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately,” No Doubt says.
“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,” the band adds in the same statement.