Is it just us in the Straight’s music department, or has political correctness gone so far that we can no longer enjoy the simple things in life. Like, for example, the sight of smoking-hot MILF Gwen Stefani strutting around like she just escaped from the set of Lap Dances With Wolves. (And, before you get all enraged, where we come from, MILF stands for Mature Intelligent Likeable Frontwoman, as opposed to Mom I’d Like to Fuck).
To no doubt great expense, No Doubt decided to go with an old west, cowboys-and-Indians theme for “Looking Hot”, the new single off its comeback album Push and Shove. The big-budget clip features Stefani and band bassist Tony Kanal duded out in traditional Native American garb, while drummer Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young embrace their inner Gunsmoke fans. In addition to gunplay on frontier-town streets, the video also features a fire-dancing scene and a sequence set in a teepee.
While the members of the Association of Godfearing Old-Fashioned Texas Cowboys have yet to voice their displeasure at how they are portrayed, No Doubt has evidently angered some in the Native American community. As a result, the band has pulled the clip from such place as YouTube, as well as issuing an apology.
The No Doubt Website currently features the following message: “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.”
Next thing you know, No Doubt will be apologizing for Stefani's Harajuku Girls, for the mass cultural appropriation of bindis, and for spending its early years rocking the kind of track pants favoured by four-out-of-five Eastern European males.”
At the moment you can still find the “Looking Hot” video on the Web if you look hard enough. Like below. And, not to be politically incorrect, but, correct us if we’re wrong in thinking that Stefani is still totally looking hot.
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