The internet was in a frenzy on Tuesday when a picture of a JC Penny ad featuring a teakettle went viral. Now you might be saying to yourself, “So what? It’s just a kettle— and an ugly one at that.” But we urge you to look a liiiittle bit closer. Do you see it now? You have to. But if you don’t, we’ll help you out. It’s Hitler! Well, sort of. It’s a kettle that LOOKS like Hitler and it’s just uncanny. The department store giant quickly took to the Twittersphere in order to do some damage control, but it didn’t seem to be necessary when online sales skyrocketed and the kettle sold out in a matter of hours. Comedian Patton Oswalt attributed the sales spike to “ironic hipsters.” And we hope he’s right.
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