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JCPenney Yanks 'Hitler' Tea Kettle Billboard, Kettle Sells Out Online

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JCPenney has yanked down a billboard that attracted (mostly virtual) attention for bearing a resemblance to Adolf Hitler.

The $40 Michael Graves-designed kettle unintentionally looked like a mustachioed führer raising his arm in a salute. JCPenney responded to the online tempest in a teapot by saying that if they wanted a teapot to look like anything, they would have chosen a puppy dog, kitten or other words something a little more JCPenney.

JCPenney is taking the billboard down, ABC 7 reported. Not that the item needs the advertising at this point. It looks like the kettle is no longer available, and JCPenney confirmed, tweeting that the kettle was sold out online:

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We expect to see many more ironic reviews for Mein Tea Kettle.