Home Depot Apologizes For Racist Tweet


Home Depot landed in hot water yesterday after an outside agency sent a racist tweet on behalf of the home improvement retailer.

The tweet sent out promote the Home Depot sponsored ESPN College Game Day featured a picture of three men playing the drums, two are African-American and one is dressed in a monkey suit, with the caption, “Which drummer is not like the other?”

The company promptly removed the offending tweet and issued an apology after many spoke out on Twitter saying, “We are deeply sorry for the dumb tweet and have deleted it.”

Home Depot, who refuses to name the firm and individual involved in the incident, in a statement to NBC News the company said, “We’re also closely reviewing our social media procedures to determine how this could have happened, and how to ensure it never happens again.”