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No Doubt pulls 'Looking Hot' video off YouTube after complaints from Native Americans

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No Doubt's resurgence has hit a bit of a stumbling block, because the band's video for Looking Hot, its second single from the new album Push and Shove, was controversial enough for the group to pull it off you Tube. It seems the Native American community didn't like Gwen Stefani dressing like a trendy ska Pocahontas and getting tied up while cowboys Adrian Young and Tom Dumont fight over her.

"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," the band wrote on their website. "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."

Having Tony Kanal -- the band's British-born, Indian (his parents are from India) bassist -- sit in a jail cell half of the video is a strange choice, too. Luckily the video is currently still on Vimeo, and has been cloned across YouTube (like here). Well, until copyright claims start to filter in, anyway. Watch it above while you can and let us know how you feel about it. We didn't see Japanese folks getting upset during Gwen's Harajuku Girls phase, but then, she had four Japanese girls in her videos at the time.

[Last modified: Monday, November 5, 2012 4:28pm]

    

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