People Steaming over “Hitler” Tea Kettle

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What do you see when you look at this tea kettle from JCPenney? Well some California commuters are steaming saying the $40 kettle looks like Adolf Hitler.

The tea kettle in question is formerly known as the “Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle” and is part of JCPenney’s Michael Graves-designed kitchenware line. Social media boiled over with comments regarding the kettle. Some wondered if the design was intentional.

J.C. Penney issued a lighthearted response on Twitter:

“@samir Totally unintentional. If we had designed the kettle to look like something, we would’ve gone w/a snowman

Seriously?! People have way too much time on their hands. And are they stopping traffic looking at this kettle? All I see is the reflection of idiots. Wonder what they’re drinking.

In the end there’s no such thing as bad press. The kettle has sold out online.

And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.