Odd Tea Kettle That Resembles Hitler Brews Controversy

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A JC Penney billboard can either be viewed as the Third Reich leader, or merely your average stainless steel teapot.
tea kettle from JC Penney resembles Nazi leader
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A tea kettle that resembles Adolf Hitler was on a JC Penney billboard.

JC Penney can’t seem to catch a break. The chain is at the center of controversy again as social media outed billboards advertising a tea kettle that resembles a certain Nazi leader -- Hitler.

The conversation over the kettle began when a driver took a photo of the billboard on a California highway. As one could guess, the photo went viral.

Not only does the kettle seem to have the Fuhrer’s parted hair and notorious moustache, but also the salute of a Nazi soldier.

Up until last night, you could’ve owned the $40 Michael Graves Design stainless steel kettle, but alas, it has sold out. If you are interested in a teapot with the face of Adolf Hitler, (or Charlie Chaplin maybe?) your best bet is stepping into JC Penney.

The department store responded to the controversy almost immediately via Twitter. The tweet said “Totally unintentional. If we’d designed the kettle to look like something, we would’ve gone w/ this:” followed by a photo of a snowman. 

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