Wednesday 16 October 2019

Advertising fail – ‘Hitler kettle’ ad goes viral

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Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A BILLBOARD advert in the U.S for a kettle has gone viral after motorists noticed it resembled Hitler.

The advert, for a new kettle at retailer JC Penney, was featured on a billboard beside a motorway in Los Angeles.

One motorist who noticed the similarities uploaded a picture of the billboard to reddit, where it began to go viral.

"I saw this yesterday and my boyfriend told me I was crazy, now I feel better that I'm not the only one who saw this,” user 4lavalencia said on Reddit.

Iwan Thomas tweeted: “1% Kettle 99% Hitler....”

Even Stephen Fry tweeted about the ad, saying: “A kettle. That looks like Hitler. Just because.”

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