No Doubt’s Native American Music Video Controversy

November 5th, 2012 // Leave a Comment
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You would think after an 11 year hiatus, alternative rock band, No Doubt, would be a little bit wiser for the ware. However, this is not the case, as evident by their controversial new music video for the single, “Looking Hot.” We felt enjoyed this heatwave of a video, but the Native American community was just plain heated. Due to the “Cowboys vs. Indians” theme, the creativity of the video somehow translated itself into contraband.

Still, trying to keep it classy, No Doubt went on their website to apologize for the misunderstanding.

They stated:

“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.” 

- No Doubt

Okay. We forgive you, now time to move onto bigger and better and less offensive things. May I recommend a new music video so we can forget about this negative propaganda? No Doubt in my mind that they will.

Did you guys think that the video was in bad taste?

By Erica Nusgart
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