No Doubt “Looking Hot” (Video Premiere)
“Looking Hot” is a song by American rock band No Doubt. The track produced by Spike Stent is the third promotional single taken from their sixth studio album “Push and Shove” that was released on digital retailers on September 21, 2012 via Interscope Records. The track impacted U.S. radio on early-October.
Over the weekend, the band posted then pulled the official music video directed by Melina off YouTube and VEVO over concerns about offensive Native American imagery. The band’s statement is posted on their website:
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.
Active version, for those who couldn’t watch the official premiere.