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No Doubt pull video after racism claims

2012-11-05 10:07
 
Los Angeles - No Doubt have opted to pull their newest music video for Looking Hot from YouTube after facing racism claims, reports JustJared.

Fans and members of the Native American community have reportedly lashed out at the band since the video premiered on YouTube last week.

The video sees lead singer Gwen Stefani dressed in traditional Native American attire while tied to a pole, battling cowboys.

The band initially rose to fame in the early 1990s with hits such as Don't Speak and Just A Girl.

No Doubt released their new album Push and Shove in September, a decade since their last studio album.

Looking Hot
is the second single off their album.

'We consulted with Native American friends'

After the video was pulled from YouTube, the band took their their website to express their concern about the complaints they received.

"As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivalise Native American people, their culture or their history," the statement read.

"Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realise now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately.

"We apologise to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are," the band said.

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