It seems that social medias users aren’t prone to pareidolia neither, as they recently “discovered” J.C. Penney tea kettle that apparently resembles Hitler! The kettle has sold out in record time, after social media users marveled at its likeness to the Führer. On top of that, after receiving some heated, unwanted media attention focused on the pot in question, the store chain removed references to the kettle on its website and removed the billboards in Los Angeles that advertised it! The kettle has also been pulled from retailers (where it had not already completely sold out).
I don’t know what to think of the story myself, whether I should see it as bizarre and funny, or plain sad. The kettle includes curvy handle which could represent recognisable haircut, a black knob could be seen as moustache and a spout to the side should represent “Heil Hitler” outstretched arm?! The stainless-steel teapot was designed by architect Michael Graves, who has also fashioned high-style products for Target and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s unclear whether it was a marketing mishap or an overactive imagination of certain individuals. So what do you think? I still preferrer them old-fashioned happy kettles we blogged about earlier ;)