November 8, 2013 2:54 pm -

The Tweet contained a picture of two African-American drummers, a man with a gorilla mask between them and the caption, “Which drummer is not like the others.”  Did no one think twice about this before putting it up?

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.