Wednesday, May 29, 2013

JCPenney's 'Hitler' Tea Kettle Sells Out Online

Updated, May 29, 1 p.m. You’ll have to visit JC Penney stores in person to buy the tea kettle that resembles former German Chancellor and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Over Memorial Day weekend, a user on social news site Reddit noticed something odd: a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. The Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle ($40) recently showed up on a JC Penney billboard near Culver City, Calif. (If you don’t see the leader of the Third Reich, it’s all about the negative space created by the kettle’s Hitler-hair handle, like seeing the arrow in the FedEx logo.) By Tuesday morning, the kettle had gone viral. By Tuesday afternoon, it was sold out on JC Penney’s site.

http://business.time.com/2013/05/29/jcpenneys-hitler-tea-kettle-sells-out-online/