JC Penney in hot water after 'Hitler' complaints

JC Penney in hot water after 'Hitler' complaints

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:43 PM

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Troubled retailer JC Penney has hit another snag after complaints that one of its tea kettles resembles Hitler.

The TODAY show reported that the kettle (pictured at bottom) appeared on a billboard in Culver City, Calif., and questions about the resemblance spread on social media.

JC Penney responded to the whole controversy with a sense of humor.

In response to a tweet from the Telegraph saying the kettle looked the Nazi leader, JC Penney tweeted:

"Certainly unintended. If we'd designed the kettle to look like something, we would've gone w/a snowman"

 

The Telegraph later noted that the kettle had sold out in JC Penney stores:

 

 

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