No Doubt Yanks Music Video Amid Charges of Racism

Orange County band No Doubt, debuted their newest video this week only to yank it the next day after some called it racist.

No Doubt, the most famous band to come out Orange County is in the hot seat this week after releasing a new video that prompted accusations of racism.

The video for the song “Looking Hot” from September’s album Push and Shove, features singer Gwen Stefani dressed as a Native American in the old west. A day after releasing the video, the band pulled it and issued an apology.

The band released the following statement on their 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.

jim capistrano November 12, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Incomplete reporting...why did they consider it racist?
Al Gore November 12, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Because the Left is crazy.
jim capistrano November 12, 2012 at 08:57 PM
That's an adult response ...and you're wondering why Romney lost the election...
Tbone Roget' November 13, 2012 at 05:36 AM
@jim capistrano - I agree with you. Sometimes I wonder if these Patch reports are being submitted and edited by first year journalism students. Al Gore - that was a fairly inappropriate response, although you are completely within your right to voice your opinion as such, I wouldn't look for much sympathy from other readers, regardless of their political bent ( and yes, I agree with your statement - just not it's choice of forum). All this being said, the band responsible was also well within their right to act upon the fate of their own intellectual property - and chose this outcome. I am moderately distraught over the obsession we have with "political correctness" in this day and age. Surely we are headed down a path of a much less "interesting" society - to say nothing of the amount of ideas and speech which are being repressed in the name of marketing and profitability.


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