The Straits Times
Published on Nov 06, 2012

No Doubt apologises, pulls offensive music video


NEW YORK (AP) - No Doubt has pulled its new cowboys-and-Indians-themed music video and is apologising 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 trivialise 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.