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No Doubt pull new video over offensive scenes

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No Doubt have pulled the video for their new single "Looking Hot" after it came under fire from members of the Native American community.

The band released the new promo for the third single from its comeback album "Push and Shove" last month, but it has caused a storm of controversy due to its Wild West-theme.

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Gwen Stefani and bandmate Tony Kanal dress as Native Americans in the video, and dance in a tepee with a wolf while brandishing fire before fighting cowboys, played by other members of the group. Stefani is then caught by a sheriff character and tied up in the middle of a dusty town.

The footage caused offense to some members of the Native American community, and the band has now apologized and removed the promo from the web and other music channels.

A statement on No Doubt's official website reads, "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."

16Comments
Nov 5, 2012 4:24PM
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This is all a bunch of buffalo crap, lack of wampum is all that offends the red man and no firewater.
Nov 5, 2012 5:52AM
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I didn't read the article. Great photo of Hottie Gwen!
Nov 4, 2012 11:18PM
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For all of you saying this is ****; if this was a video with Gwen Stefani in black face, a big chain, grills, baggy jeans, and big white t-shirt you'd be all over it.  Native Americans get the shaft all the time.  The treaties that were put in place by this government are still not being honored.  They are the real second class citizens in this country under ANY other race.  Look at some videos at the reservations out west.  These people suffer every day.  I know you might think it's cute to make fun of them and dress in headdresses and chaps but it's racist and disgusting.  Get a effing life.
Nov 4, 2012 10:32PM
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Bull S. next time I might be offended just tto have the video taken off!    

Nov 4, 2012 9:44PM
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Music videos are still being made??? 
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