No Doubt yanks video after complaints from Native American community

From left, bassist Tony Kanal, singer Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt pose at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 21, 2012, in Las Vegas. Getty

No Doubt pulled its new "Looking Hot" video after receiving complaints from the Native American community, who criticized the Wild West-themed clip for its tribal imagery.

The band members released a statement Saturday, saying, "Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history."

The video, which premiered Friday, featured frontwoman Gwen Stefani -- dressed up as a Native Indian princess -- captured and tied up with rope by her "cowboy" bandmates: drummer Adrian Young and guitarist Tom Dumont. Bassist Tony Kanal portrayed a tribe chief who helped Stefani escape.

The California-based band has since yanked the video and released a statement, explaining, "As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures...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."

"Looking Hot" appears on No Doubt's latest album "Push and Shove," the group's first new full-length studio album since 2001's "Rock Steady."

The group will play a seven-night stand at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater later this month.

  • CBS News Staff

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