JCPenney teakettle that looks like Hitler sells out online

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CLEVELAND - A controversial teakettle which some say looks like Adolf Hitler has become a hot seller.

The kettle sold at JCPenney was designed by Michael Graves and meant to boost the company's poor sales.

As of Thursday morning, the teakettle has sold out online. An eBay customer paid nearly $200 for one, which retailed for $40.

The rollout has been overshadowed by the image controversy, with at least one large billboard in Los Angeles showing a teapot that resembles the Fuhrer.

JCPenney has removed the kettle from its website and taken down all advertising.

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