|The racist photo|
(Scroll down for video) U.S. home improvement giant Home Depot was slammed after posting a picture to Twitter showing two black people drumming alongside a monkey.
The retailer tweeted the major offensive photo on their official account @HomeDepot on Thursday, accompanied by a promo for College GameDay.
The company was quick to delete the tweet, which it called dumb, and later apologized.
"We have zero tolerance for something as stupid and offensive,” Home Depot tweeted. The company assured customers that both the marketing agency and the person who posted the tweet, were fired, but it did not disclose the name of the agency.
"We are also closely reviewing social communication procedures to determine how this could have happened, and how to make sure that it does not happen again," Home Depot spokesperson Stephen Holmes said in a statement.