'Hitler' tea kettle taken off shelves

New York, May 31 (ANI): A teapot that somewhat resembles Adolf Hitler has been pulled off after sparking fury among the public.

After receiving some heated, unwanted media attention focused on the pot in question, JCPenney 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), the New York Daily News reported.

The chain has defended the concept, tweeting to the public that the resemblance was "certainly unintended. If we'd designed the kettle to look like something, we would've gone with a snowman or something fun."

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. (ANI)