Paul Frank teams up with Native American artists
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) - It was Fashion's Night Out in Los Angeles. Celebrities and models packed parties and shopping extravaganzas thrown by designers and retailers.
The people at Paul Frank Industries - famous for putting Julius the monkey on everything from T-shirts to bicycles - were hoping to have some fun with the latest trend of Native American inspired designs. Their offerings included feather headbands, toy tomahawks and glow-in-the-dark war paint.
The backlash was in full swing within 24 hours.
Bloggers and other critics blasted last year's neon-lit powwow as racist and the latest fashion faux pas to anger Native Americans.