No Doubt apologizes, pulls offensive music video

No Doubt apologizes, pulls offensive music video

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Drummer Adrian Young, musician Stephen Bradley, guitarist Tom Dumont, musician Gabrial McNair, singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 20 at 4:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- No Doubt has pulled its new cowboys-and-Indians-themed music video and is apologizing to Native Americans and others offended by the clip.

In a posting on its website, the band says the video for "Looking Hot" was "never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people."

The video features Gwen Stefani and bandmate Tony Kanal dressed in traditional Native American clothes, while Adrian Young and Tom Dumont are in cowboy get-ups with guns. Dumont and Young tie up Stefani, while Kanal is behind bars.

The clip includes Stefani riding a horse and singing in a tepee, and a fire-burning dance scene with others dressed in Native American clothes.

The band says it consulted with Native American friends and experts but realize people have been offended and "sincerely apologize."

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