Billboard Creates Big Controversy
Billboards don’t really get a lot of appreciation in today’s modern advertising world. You buzz by them going 60 miles per hour and then forget about them a second later. Still, businesses still pay for them, so you know that they work on some level. A part of your brain you aren’t even aware of is taking in the picture and storing it for later, when you need to decide which brand of laundry detergent to buy. It’s this half-attention billboards get that lead to a controversy this week. We here at your Cincinnati car dealers had a good laugh about it, and we think you will too!
The billboard in question is on interstate 405 near Culver City, California. The board is from J.C. Penney, and it’s advertising a special deal they are having on a new tea kettle. The problem? People flying by on the highway are claiming that the billboard features a saluting Hitler! The kettle is designed by Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel, and they claim any resemblance to Hitler is a complete accident. We here at used cars Cincinnati thought people must be exaggerating, but it really does look a little like old Adolf.
We know you want to see it, so take a look at the picture below and let us know what you think!