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Kettle Resembles Hitler On J.C. Penney Billboard, Passersby Say (PHOTO)

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Drivers on Interstate 405 near Culver City, Calif., may have noticed something odd recently: a billboard advertising... Adolf Hitler?

That's at least what some on Twitter and Reddit have pointed out regarding a new J.C. Penney advertisement alongside the highway. Take a look for yourself; the tea kettle does bear a striking resemblance to the infamous Nazi leader.

A photo of the billboard, taken by a Reddit user, is pictured alongside a blurred version to better show the resemblance. (Photo via Imgur)

The kettle in question -- the Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle -- also appears on the department store's website.

We emailed J.C. Penney to find out more about the ad, but did not immediately receive a response Monday afternoon.

Sure enough, the Twitterverse had some things to say about the billboard.


Alexis Irvin
Hitler Kettle it's nice to know use as much oversight on their billboards as their fiscal strategy

Ryan Wilson
Ooops - *Ad-Exec gets fired... “@stephenfry: A kettle. That looks like Hitler. Just because. (via )
Update, May 28: J.C. Penney responded to our question on Twitter.
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