J.C. Penney Removes 'Hitler Tea Kettle' Billboard After Complaints

Some say this is just a tea kettle for sale at J.C. Penney's, nothing more. Take a look (Photo)

They even advertised the kettle on a JCPenney's billboard in California

Some are saying this tea kettle looks like Hitler and because the story is now viral, JCPenney's has decided to remove the product from their website and take down the billboard. The would remove the product from store shelves but the kettle completely sold-out yesterday. The $40 kettle is now selling on EBAY for more than $150

J.C. Penney will be hoping that the embarrassing furore surrounding its tea kettle that bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler will blow over now it has removed a billboard advertising the product and removed the item from its website.

The billboard near the 405 freeway in Culver City, California was taken down Wednesday.

After a string of customers complained the Michael Graves Stainless Steel Tea Kettle resembled the World War II dictator, the retailer was forced to deny any intentional link.

On Tuesday the company made it clear that any resemblance was completely 'unintentional'. 'If we had designed it to look like something, we would have gone with a snowman or something fun,' the store tweeted.

The $40 product was also taken down from the company's website as of Thursday.

The item had already sold-out after becoming an internet sensation and several have already shown up on eBay, where sellers have listed them for as much as $160, reports Today.

Screen grab from EBAY