Ska Band Apologizes For Turning Culture Into Fashion Statement
No Doubt is soooo sorry, you guys. They didn’t mean to “trivialize Native American people, their culture, or their history” in the video for “Looking Good,” even though the clip is basically three minutes of bleachy singer Gwen Stefani writhing around in sexed-up indigenous garb while literally asking, “Do you think I’m lookin’ hot? You think this hits the spot? How is this lookin’ on me?” The lines are so blurry now that J. Depp is playing Tonto—you can forgive them, right?
Good rule of thumb for caucasians: If you have to consult with one or more “cultural experts” before doing something, you probably shouldn’t do it.