Those who have not watched the No Doubt music video to the song Looking Hot may not have another chance. The music group was forced to remove the video from the Internet due to the fact that the Native Americans considered it offensive.
In the video, Gwen Stefani appears as a Native American princess (a la Pocahontas). Along with other tribesmen of hers, she fights against the “white people” and happens to be in their captivity. The Cowboys tied the girl’s hands and were going to kill her with revolvers, but her Indian American friend eventually helped her to break free and escape. The roles of cowboys and Native Americans were performed by the participants of the group.
After the video had appeared on YouTube, the Indian American community in the United States protested, claiming that the movie offended their cultural values. After that, the video was removed from the Internet. The No Doubt band made a statement on 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. “
The fans were very upset: it is still unknown if the No Doubt music video to this song is going to be remade.