So it turns out there is something far more offensive than No Doubt’s latest album Push and Shove.
Late last week, Gwen and the boys released a music video for the song Looking Hot. In a shocker to anyone and everyone who doesn’t call white washed Orange County home, shots of the band running out of Tee-Pee’s dressed in indigenous attire is highly fucking offensive. The band quickly pulled the music video and issued the following statement via their official website.
“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.”
As of press time we are unable to confirm if No Doubt will be checking with their African American friends to see if blackface is kosher or not for their next music video. While the band has pulled the video off YouTube and their official sites, you can still find the video online. Feel free to check it out below before Interscope Records catches wind and has it removed for copyright violation.