No Doubt came out after a decade of pause with a really good album (“Push and Shove“), but it’s a real roller coaster form them. The pop superstars posted and then immediately deleted a video of “Looking Hot” following numerous racist complaints.
Many viewers complained it was offensive to Native Americans, trivializing their history and culture. Basically, the video looks like a game of Cowboys vs. Indians, and that’s the whole offensive thing. Here’s the video (someone saved it, uploaded it, but I’m not sure how long it’s gonna remain up).
Want my opinion about it? Bullcrap, with a touch of hypocrisy. I remember an old cartoon from when I was a kid – Daffy duck was some sort of cowboy fighting off some indians, I guess that’s offensive too? Or do Americans like to forget how they took their country slaughtering practically every native tribe? I guess what bothers me the most is that it wasn’t native Americans who took offense – it was everybody else.
“Racist? No doubt,” quipped one non-native American.
as a native american (with no small pox) i really dont see the problem with this video…gwen is the hottest “native girl” ive ever seen…people of all shades and colors just need to relax…isnt there enough wars already? [..]
Makes sense, doesn’t it? But, No Doubt, who are a multicultural band themselves responded really professionally.
“Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history,” No Doubt declared. “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.”
I’m really curios to see how the new video will look like – if there’s going to be another one for that matter.