Sunday, November 04, 2012

We can't make fun of the Indians anymore either???

No Doubt's second single off their new album is called "Looking Hot," but it looks like the video for the tune has gotten the band in hot water. The clip, which debuted Friday and features an Old West cowboys-and-Indians theme, has raised ire in the Native American community, resulting in its removal from all outlets.
In the video, Stefani--who is of European descent--dresses up as a Native American princess, complete with feather headdresses, beaded jewelry, and long braids (which, incidentally, she keeps her usual platinum blond). Bassist Tony Kanal--who is of Eastern Indian heritage--plays a tribal chief. Drummer Adrian Young and guitarist Tom Dumont portray traditional cowboys, who capture Stefani and tie her up.
One would assume that the band didn't intend any offense; however, November is Native American Heritage Month. And, this certainly isn't the first time this sort of playacting has come under scrutiny (one only needs to look to the sports world for a boatload of examples).
At any rate, No Doubt has pulled the video, and put an apology on their official 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," it reads. "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.
For pictures and the rest of this PC bullshit, go HERE.

17 comments:

da_truth36 said...

You haven't heard? The only group that you're allowed to ridicule anymore is the white Christian. Every other group is off limits.

Jason said...

BULLSHIT

hiswiserangel said...

Wanna play Oppressive Redneck Gun-worshippers and Oppressed Indigenous Peoples?

Walter Zoomie said...

I would eat the peanuts out of Gwen Stefani's poop and walk on my lips through broken glass to get next to that cooter.

Just sayin'...

michigan doug said...

too much fuckin PC fucking shit.

rpm2day said...

"How" is that in appropriate, Chief?

peaowed said...

This country has become a nation of politically-correct pussies. Apparently the majority of the population is offended by everything. People need to toughen up, grow a pair and quit whining about their feelings.

tripseven said...

Wholly jumpin jehosaphat Walt...are you my long lost dad? LOL

Great bio bro!

Wrench said...

.. guess the Injuns will demand Disney Pocohontas movies to be pulled next.. or demand royalties. PC shit drives me CrAzY... I liked the bumper sticker: Be politically correct- offend everybody.

Ofay Cat said...

You would think the indians would be more offended by the idea that half of them worthless pointless alcoholics and drug addicts.

I don't think it's the Indians who are offended. Most Indians I have met don't give a shit about much as long they get what they want and or need.

Political correctness hasn't yet become part of the Indian narrative. The Niggas still have a lock on that shit.

Ofay Cat said...

I heard that the fucking Indian in the Village People got fired too.

Cheesy said...

Speaking of Pocohontas, any of you seen a VHS copy of "Song of the South" in the last 25 years?

Wrench said...

Cheesy: I see Song of the South play out when the Congressional Black Caucus lambasts a black conservative when speak out against liberalism. Or is that Tom Sawyer/Uncle Toms Cabin?

Dobro Player said...

Why the fuck am I supposed to give a shit if someone is offended by what I do or say? Maybe it is the moron with the victim mentality who is "offended" that is the problem, and not me?

Anonymous said...

Ammendment number one niggers

hiswiserangel said...

Since meeting wirecutter a few short months ago, I have been all over, in and out, of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

NO WHERE IS IT GUARANTEED THAT YOU WILL NOT BE INSULTED, GROSSED OUT, HURT, PICKED ON, OR GENERALLY PISSED OFF BY YOUR FELLOW AMERICAN.

Sorry for shouting, carry on.

Wild Cookery! said...

It's called a 'double standard'. It's the new definition of America, should one look it up in the dictionary. :P