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:
Kettle that looks like Hitler sells out soa.li/wi5LqXh— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 29, 2013