After a decade's absence, No Doubt’s return to the spotlight has erupted in controversy. According to Fox, the punk band was forced to remove its latest video, “Looking Hot,” from YouTube following allegations of racism.
The video, which was posted by the band on Friday, has been branded insensitive for the manner in which it depicts Native Americans.
Following a slew of angry comments, the band posted an apology on their official website.
“Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history,” the band said in a statement.
“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.”
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“Looking Hot” joins a long list of controversial music videos.