'I must've got really fast and tall overnight:' Kevin Hart slams NBC for mistaking him for Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt
NBC admitted to a 'technical error' which posted a picture of Kevin Hart on a story about Olympic Gold Medallist Usain Bolt
Kevin Hart has ridiculed NBC for mistaking him for Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.
On Tuesday, the media outlet incorrectly attached a photograph of Hart to a Facebook alert titled: 'Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus.'
'No comment,' Hart wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, followed by a series of face palm emojis.
'I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight....I want to take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world. We can bet whatever ... I am also no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule.'
The error has since been fixed, but Hart described it as 'disrespectful on so many levels'.
NBC News rectified the mistake and shared a message blaming a 'technical error'.
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.'
Jamaica's minister of health officially confirmed this week that eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt had tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating at home in Jamaica.
'It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has tested positive,' Christopher Tufton told reporters.
'He has been formally notified, I'm told by the authorities. It triggers an approach to questioning, interrogation if you will, which we follow through with contact tracing.'
It came after he reportedly held a party to celebrate his 34th birthday.
Other Hollywood figures who have shared their coronavirus stories this year include Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Pink, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham, and many more.
posted Sunday September 6th