No Doubt killed their own video yesterday for “Looking Hot” after many, many people yelled at them for playing “Cowboys & Indians” in it. The video, which shows Gwen Stefani as some kind of white-haired Native American princess who gets tied up by cowboys and does sexy moves in a teepee, was alive on YouTube and Vimeo for just 24 hours before it was yanked down. After No Doubt pulled the video down, they threw an apology up on their website (via HuffPo) where they said they consulted many Native American experts (aka smoked peyote while watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon).
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
I’m just gonna go ahead and assume that the Native American studies expert they consulted was Cuntess LuMann: