5/29/2013

Troubled J.C. Penney "simply cannot catch a break," writes Tim Nudd. Now there's a completely unintended controversy over a Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle featured on a billboard in California. Someone on Reddit noticed that the outline of the kettle looked like a caricature of Adolf Hitler raising his hand in a Nazi salute, the picture of it went viral, and the teapot quickly sold out. The resemblance is "a stretch ... but somehow not surprising, given how star-crossed this company seems to be these days," Nudd writes.

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