It didn’t take long for motorists on Southern California’s 405 freeway to notice something in the sky that looked a little unusual. It was a billboard promoting this new kitchen essential by JC Penny’s. And there was no mistaking its resemblance.
Naturally, sales skyrocketed after the photos went viral. The $40 teapot is now back-ordered on JCPenney’s site until late June, and some of the teapots even started listing on eBay for $200.
What do you think? Does this innocent tea kettle really look like a historical mass murderer?
Kue has a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) from California State University, Fresno. He works as the Director of Education and Outreach for the California Department of Business Oversight in addition to being a contributing writer for news, business, and international blogs. He has also written, directed, and produced an award-winning film as well as authored several books on business, philosophy, and Asian folk lore.