No Doubt Pull "Looking Hot" Music Video
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:37:10
No Doubt's video for "Looking Hot", from the recent release Push and Shove, was pulled down from the Interwebs by the band due to the content. It offended Native Americans after it was released, due to the thematic content, where the band played cowboys and Indians, set in the Wild, Wild West.
Below is the band's statement on yanking the video and how it did not mean any harm.
In Regards to Our "Looking Hot" Music Video:
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.
That's definitely a heartfelt statement and we don't think the band meant any harm at all.
Did you happen to see the vid before it was yanked? What did you think?