Home Depot deletes tweet, calls it ‘stupid and offensive’

The tweet in question depicted a man in a gorilla mask drumming on a bucket, with two black men on either side of him doing the same. It asked, “Which drummer is not like the others?”

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We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive. Deeply sorry. We terminated agency and individual who posted it.

— The Home Depot (@HomeDepot) November 7, 2013

That’s because the “stupid and offensive” item in question was quickly deleted from the company’s Twitter account Thursday afternoon after a wave of complaints such as this one:

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