Mere hours after No Doubt debuted Looking Hot this weekend, the music video was pulled down by the band in reaction to criticism over its depiction of Native Americans.
On Saturday, an open letter on behalf of Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young was posted to their website regarding the controversy:
"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."
Reportedly, Stefani and Kanal can be seen dressed as Native Americans and fighting their bandmates who are dressed as cowboys.
The single comes off the band's latest album, Push and Shove.
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