Via gawker.com, article by Caity Weaver, nov. 5, 2012:
After the video was scrubbed from official YouTube channels Saturday, the following apology appeared on the band’s website. Please note that No Doubt has Native American friends but to them they’re not even Native American friends, they’re just normal friends:
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
No word yet on whether they intend to apologize for the fact that Gwen Stefani made public appearances flanked by four mute Asian women for so long, people eventually stopped treating it like it was a weird thing to do.
Culturevom: How many times will we do this and then apologize before we stop doing this?
Victoria’s Secret caused controversy at their recent annual show by outfitting model Karlie Kloss is a sexy Native American inspired costume, complete with an elaborate feather headdress. Several people took to the company’s facebook page to voice their anger at the inclusion of the costume, and now it has been decided to remove that section of the show when the presentation is fully televised in December. The company felt such pressure from those upset by the outfit that they eventually took to their facebook page to apologize:
We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.
Later, Karlie Kloss also issued a similar statement about the look:
I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS’s decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.