Kevin Hart slams NBC for mistaking him for Usain Bolt. Hollywood star hits out at NBC after his picture appeared alongside a news story about the Jamaican sprinter.
US comedian Kevin Hart has hit out at NBC News after it used his image alongside a story about Usain Bolt testing positive for Covid-19.
The Hollywood star's picture appeared alongside a news story on the channel titled “Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus”.
The error has since been fixed, but Hart shared a screenshot and described it as “disrespectful on so many levels”.
He posted a series of face-palm emojis, writing sarcastically: “I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight… I want to take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world.”
The 41-year-old added: “P.S this is Disrespectful on so many levels… All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso.”
The network said: “Due to a technical error, the social image on this post mistakenly featured a photo of comedian Kevin Hart.
“In the content management system, a social image was not selected, and the system reverted to an image of Hart from an unrelated video. The display image has been corrected.”
It was confirmed this week that eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt, who retired from sprinting in 2017, had tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating at home in Jamaica.
It came after he reportedly held a party to celebrate his 34th birthday.
Hart meanwhile revealed over the weekend that he had also tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this year.
Performing at Dave Chapelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair live show on Saturday, he announced that he had been diagnosed at the same time as Tom Hanks in March.
Speaking to the audience in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Hart explained: “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.”
Hanks was one of the first celebrities to test positive for Covid-19, revealing on March 12 that he had contracted the virus.