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Kevin Hart calls out NBC for mistaking him for Usain Bolt: 'Disrespectful on so many levels'

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NBC News was slammed on Tuesday for seemingly mixing up Kevin Hart and Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt. The outlet used a photo of the comedian in a Facebook alert for its story on Bolt testing positive for the coronavirus. Although NBC News blamed the gaffe on a “technical error,” the excuse isn’t flying on social media — or with Hart.

Hart shared a screenshot of the erroneous image with several face-palm emojis, writing, “No comment.”

“I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight,” Hart quipped, noting he plans to “take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world.” He also joked he’s “no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule.”

“P.S this is Disrespectful on so many levels,” the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star added. “All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso.”

Kevin Hart calls out NBC News over Usain Bolt gaffe.
Kevin Hart calls out NBC News over Usain Bolt gaffe. (Photo: Kevin Hart via Instagram)

NBC News was trolled on social media for the mistake.

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NBC News addressed the blunder, blaming it on a “technical error.”

“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 organization wrote on Facebook.

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Hart was in the news this week for his own COVID-19 diagnosis. The 41-year-old entertainer revealed during a standup set he tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this year, but didn’t come forward with the news for one specific reason.

“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,” Hart joked.

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