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No Doubt Yanks Wild West Themed Video Over Racism Claims

Sun, November 4, 2012 12:29pm EDT by Chris Rogers 19 Comments
No Doubt Looking Hot Video
Courtesy of Interscope

No Doubt pulled their music video for ‘Looking Hot’ from YouTube over racism claims on the Wild West themed video. Do you think the video is racist? Watch!

After a triumphant return to the music scene, No Doubt is now facing claims that their music video for “Looking Hot” is racist, featuring Gwen Stefani dressed as a Native American, gets tied up by cowboys and cavorts a wolf.

Complaints from fans and the Native American community caused the video to be yanked from YouTube. Now, the band is apologizing for the mishap.

“Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are. 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,” the band posted on their website.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is the video racist?
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— Chris Rogers