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Unable to Catch a Break, JCPenney Puts Up Billboard Showing Tea Kettle That Looks Like Hitler Just pack it in at this point

Poor JCPenney. The retailer, which lost gobs of money last year and could very well die this year, simply cannot catch a break. This time it put up a seemingly harmless billboard in California. But wouldn't you know it—people are already saying the tea kettle on the billboard looks like Hitler. That's a stretch (this is what a proper Hitler tea kettle looks like) but somehow not surprising, given how star-crossed this company seems to be these days. Perhaps Michael Graves, the designer of the kettle, should apologize—although JCPenney would probably beat him to it. Via Reddit and Gawker.

UPDATE: Kudos to Penney for the tweet response below. There's life in the old gal yet!

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