No Doubt Pulls ‘Looking Hot’ Music Video Following Criticism: ‘Being Hurtful to Anyone is Simply Not Who We Are’
“Looking Hot” was only live for a few short hours.
But that was enough for No Doubt’s new music video to receive so much criticism for its Native American theme and attire that the group chose to pull the plug on the clip.
“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,” No Doubt wrote on their website Saturday.
The group says they had previously consulted with Native American “friends” and “experts” at the University of California.
“This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately,” No Doubt continued in their statement.
“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 has not confirmed whether a new music video will be made for “Looking Hot," the second single off their sixth studio album Push and Shove.
The group will perform on the UK version of X Factor Sunday night, before traveling to Frankfurt, Germany for the MTV European Music Awards.
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