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No Doubt pull new music video over racial complaints

11/08/2012

No Doubt have pulled their music video for the new single “Looking Hot,” following complaints about the content from Native American groups.

The video, which debuted via MTV and YouTube on Monday, features the band in a heavily stylized Native American setting.

Upon airing, No Doubt reportedly received a wealth of emails from fans and Native American groups offended at the video’s plot and portrayal of the band as Native Americans.

The band posted a blog entry explaining their decision to remove the video, saying: “Our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately. 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.”

The band plans on filming a completely new video for the single.

“Looking Hot” appears on the band’s latest album, this year’s Push and Shove.

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