Home Depot apologizes for racist tweet

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Home improvement maker Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweetthat showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person in a gorilla mask in between them and asked: "Which drummer is not like the others?"
    The tweet, from Home Depot's official Twitter account, @HomeDepot, was part of a "College Gameday" college football promotion on ESPN. It was quickly pulled, but not before people took screen shots of it and it was widely circulated on social media. NBC and CNBC, among others, reported on the Tweet.
    Home Depot said Friday that it has fired the person and outside agency that was responsible for the tweet, but did not disclose their names.
    "We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive," said Stephen Holmes, spokesman for the Atlanta-based company.


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    Stupid? yes
    Racist? I don't think so
     
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    Home Depot Apologizes For "Racist" Tweet

    Howard related since he would never go to a Home Depot and he see no color

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/home-depot-apologizes-racist-tweet/story?id=20831402




    Home Depot is apologizing for a racist tweet and blaming the agency that sent it from the company account.The home improvement retailer pulled the tweet and apologized on Twitter on Thursday, saying, "We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive. Deeply sorry. We terminated agency and individual who posted it."
    In a statement provided to ABCNews.com, Stephen Holmes, director of corporate communications, said, "We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive. The outside agency that created the Tweet and The Home Depot associate who posted it have been terminated. We're also closely reviewing our social media procedures to determine how this could have happened, and how to ensure it never happens again.

    Customers responded to the apology on various social media sites.
    "Deflecting blame and now all is hunky dory? Hmm," one Facebook user wrote. "So even though you hired the firm responsible for the shockingly racist tweet, you bear/accept no responsibility? Here's to hoping your company uses your one 'do over' wisely."
    Another Facebook user wrote: "Very respectful way for you to respond to that offensive tweet. I will continue shopping at the Home Depot. Thank you for firing whoever posted that!"


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    Some genious at Home Depot should have figured out beforehand that this may not work out so well for the company.
     
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    How the fuck is that racist??
     
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    ...how do we know the 2 black guys didn't ask him to wear the mask? is the guy in the mask a blake? edit...I see the guy has white hands. I mean Caucasian hands.
     
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    dude :jj:
     
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    How dare they say that black people are not like apes.


    I'll never shop there again.
     
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    what no jackie puppet yet??
     
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    It's not. If you think it's racist, you are racist.
     
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    OK. I give up. Which one is not like the others?
     
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    ...:lol:
     
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    Exactly, If it was two white guys and a monkey would the reaction be the same?
     
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    Did Home Depot apologize to the monkey?
     
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    Singular?
     
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    Home Depot is racist to imply that his is racist. Are they saying all 3 are the same?
     
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    Holmes Depot :dadance:
     
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    thanks god... okay the weekend can now begin