Home Depot Apologizes for ‘Racist,’ Insensitive Monkey Twitter Picture

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Home Depot has apologized for a picture that it tweeted out of a man wearing a monkey mask and two African-Americans playing drums.

“Which drummer is not like the others?” it tweeted, asking users to go to the College Gameday Twitter account.

After the photo was tweeted, the company deleted the post and issued an apology.

The company said it was “sorry for the dumb Tweet. We deleted it.”

A large number of users accused the company of being “racist” when it tweeted the photo.

“I will be getting my products from lowes. Racist [expletive] company. Don’t apologize! Should have never posted it to begin with,” one user said.

During the backlash against the company, “Home Depot” trended on Twitter.

“Home Depot ain’t helping matters by responding to every single tweet. Looks real dumb,” one user wrote.

The company also issued an apology to the NAACP’s Twitter account.

Some Twitter users gave Home Depot the benefit of the doubt.

“I personally don’t see anything wrong with the Home Depot tweet. Y’all are really reaching on it,” Lorredroc Sirrah II wrote.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.