JCPenney Hitler Teapot

The JCPenney Hitler Teapot..Yes, You Just Read That

Published On May 31, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Shopping

We often hear in the news about someone seeing  images of Jesus on a piece of toast or the Virgin Mary on a tree trunk in New Jersey.  Whether it’s an optical illusion or the real deal, people often see what they want to see, a concept even Hermann Rorschach believed thus creating the infamous Rorschach inkblot test.  So when someone was perusing Reddit and happened upon an image of Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle being sold at JCPenney, well, he saw Adolf Hitler.  Not a cute but sophisticated looking teapot with a bell that kind of reminds me of something an old school British butler would have, but instead, Hitler.

Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless SteelTea Kettle

Some see Hitler, I see an adorable British butler saying “Madam, would like some tea and crumpets.”

JCPenney has been getting a lot of bad press lately to the point of putting out an apology commercial.  This latest bit of news is only fanning the flames and now JCPenney has removed the offending teapot from their site but not before it sold out online over Memorial Day Weekend.  So if you want this I’m a Little Hitler, Short and Stout, you’ll have to go to a JCPenney store.  I guess there were consumers out there who agreed with me that the teapot was cute or perhaps they’re keeping it as a memento to show their grandchildren someday.

“And back in 2013, I bought this tea kettle that looks just like the leader of the Nazi Party and I just couldn’t resist buying it.  Now gather around children and look at its evil.”

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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