ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Home Depot is in hot water over an alleged racist photo the Atlanta based company tweeted Thursday.
The company is a sponsor of ESPN’s College Game Day and creates Home Depot brand promotions for the weekly football show that ESPN hosts. However, today’s promotion that they tweeted featured a photo that had the company back tracking.
The photo was of two African-American bucket drummers and a person dressed as a monkey with the caption, “Which drummer is not like the others?”
Shortly after posting the photo, it was taken down, but not before Twitter users voiced their outrage about how the photo could be viewed as offensive.
The company tweeted,”We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive. Deeply sorry. We terminated agency and individual who posted it.”
Home Depot has also directly tweeted users who were angry over the photo with the same apology statement.
Founded in 1979, Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer with over 2,200 stores in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.