A photo of the billboard, taken by a Reddit user, is pictured alongside a blurred version to better show the resemblance. (Photo via Imgur)
Drivers on Interstate 405 near Culver City, Calif., may have noticed something odd recently: a billboard advertising… Adolf Hitler?
That’s at least what some on Twitter and Reddit have pointed out regarding a new J.C. Penney advertisement alongside the highway. Take a look for yourself; the tea kettle does bear a striking resemblance to the infamous Nazi leader.
The kettle in question — the Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle — also appears on the department store’s website.
We emailed J.C. Penney to find out more about the ad, but did not immediately receive a response Monday afternoon.
Subliminal advertising is big business. You have only a split second to make an emotional impact so the next time someone passes the store they will feel something. They won’t know what it is, but they will be more likely to shop there, even if the image was negative.