A photograph of a JC Penney billboard in Southern California is going viral on Reddit today due to its accidental resemblance to a dead Nazi megalomaniac.
The billboard shows a simple tea kettle, apparently designed by Michael Graves and including great features like a cool-touch handle. But if you squint, said tea kettle actually looks quite a bit like a stylized silhouette of Adolf Hitler.
Just in case you can’t see it, it’s the handle that forms Hitler’s parted ‘do, while the knob forms his mini-mustache. From there, you know, he’s wearing a tie and “heil-ing” with his right spout.
Tip him over and pour him out.
Thus far, JC Penney hasn’t commented on the apparent resemblance of their tea kettle to Hitler, presumably because they are still in the middle of an Arrested Development binge on Netflix.
Finally! #ArrestedDevelopment is back, and in honor of Tobias, we’re wearing cutoffs to celebrate. twitter.com/jcpenney/statu…
— jcpenney (@jcpenney) May 27, 2013
Humorously, the comments on the photograph illustrate Reddit’s creativity in building portmanteaus out of basic German words and tea brands.
What do you think of JC Penney’s “Hitler kettle” ad? Does it really look like der Führer?
Wow, it does look like a little man, not sure it looks like Hitler though.
Looks like Hitler to me! Nice job, JC Penney =.
Hitler was just a misunderstood artist. Rejection is the most brutal of human conditions and young Adolf underwent the metamorphosis into the monster of our historical lore by his rejection from art school. See him his happiest and read all about it at.
That's pretty funny….I doubt this was intentional, but there's definitely a resemblance!
I see the resemblance, but I agree, I really don't think that it was intentional on the designer or JC Penny's part.
It is actually pretty comical…I highly doubt it was intentional….but I do see it!
I see the resemblance but I don't think this was intentional…now they are going to have to deal with this because I'm sure someone out there is highly offended over something they didn't mean to do…meh.