No Doubt pulls racy cowboys-and-Indians inspired music video after Native Americans complain

By Mallory Hatten,

After releasing the music video on Friday for their new single “Looking Hot,” pop-rock band, No Doubt, has pulled the plug on the cowboys-and-Indians inspired video after receiving several complaint from the Native American community.

According to E! News, the video featured 43-year-old Stefani in a Native American costume, being bound and chained by local cowboys played by bandmates Adrian Young and Tom Dumont.

Tony Kanal, the band’s bass guitarist, appeared in the musical production as an American Indian who was locked in prison but attempted to save Gwen’s character from her kidnappers.

But the intriguing yet offensive video is no longer available for your viewing pleasure, as the Huffington Post reports that the musical portrayal did not sit well with the Native American community.

No Doubt released a public apology on their website, which read, “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 Americans studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people”

“Looking Hot” is the second single to be featured of their 2012 debut album Push and Shove, their first musical venture since 2001’s Rock Steady album.

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