No Doubt Does In Fact Exhibit Doubt About Offensive Native American-Themed Music Video

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Not since Cher (and let’s face it, Cher’s fun—not to mention part Cherokee) have we seen quite this level of stereotypical camp when it comes to Native American imagery in a music video: No Doubt has just pulled the cowboys-and-Indian-themed video for their second single “Looking Hot” after YouTube commenters informed them that they were “Looking Racist.” The video features Gwen Stefani riding on a horse with a feather headdress and then being sexily tied up by some dudes dressed like cowboys (see screen grabs above). The band has released a statement of apology:

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.

Schlubby white dude, late 40s. Perusing the Internet, mouth full of food.
Oh, shit.

Feels like the opening gambit of a Gary Shteyngart novel, don’t it? [E]

Although she only just divulged this in an interview with Hello! Magazine, Sharon Osbourne underwent a double mastectomy last summer after finding out she was particularly genetically susceptible to breast cancer. “I decided to just take everything off. For me, it wasn’t a big decision. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to [Jack Osbourne’s new daughter] Pearl. It’s not ‘pity me.’ [It’s] a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight that I was carrying around.” [People]

Katy Perry and Rihanna are on the out because Perry thinks that Ri-Ri’s decision to get back together with Chris Brown is “a huge mistake.” Not that she’s one to talk, considering Perry is currently on-and-off with this human taint, but the last time Perry and Rihanna really hung out in public was during the summer’s MTV Awards. [Hollywood Life]

On the flip side, Perry’s parents are also threatening to cut off communication with her until she stops seeing aforementioned taint John Mayer, who she is now seeing as “father material.” Choose your choices, ladies. [Gossip Cop]

If you look close enough, Taylor Swift’s feelings actually omit sparkly ectoplasm into the air. Here she is explaining her Red song “The Last Time,” ostensibly an ode to Jake Gyllenhaal, to NPR: “My visual for this song is, there’s a guy on his knees sitting on the ground outside of a door. And on the other side of the door is his girlfriend, who he keeps on leaving, and he keeps coming back to her, but then he leaves again. He’s saying, ‘This is the last time I’m going to do this to you.’ And she’s saying, ‘This is the last time I’m asking you this: Don’t do this again.'” Tailssssss. [NPR]

David Beckham has apparently been offered his own talk show. Flimsy yet acceptable excuse for a gif. [Daily Mail]

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  • Snooki Tweeted some shots of her (no makeup) with baby Lorenzo and Nicki Minaj congratulated her. [Gossip Cop]
  • Marlee Matlin is pissed about Saturday’s SNL skit about sign language. [MSN]
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  • Kim Kardashian likes “simple dates,” which is why she had such a “simple” $10 million televised wedding and is now dating humble but honest beet farmer Kanye West. [Monsters and Critics]
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