Kevin Hart Slams NBC News for Mistaking Him for Usain Bolt

Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Kevin Hart is setting the record straight. The comedian took to social media Tuesday to call out NBC News for mistakenly using a photo of him as the image on a story about Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.

The outlet showed Hart in a Facebook post about Bolt testing positive for COVID-19. The headline read, “Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus.”

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NBC fixed the mistake, but not before Hart was able to screenshot the image and mock the outlet on social media.

“No comment. I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight….I want to take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world,” he wrote alongside the photo. “Shit just got real. I am also no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule.”

Jokes aside, Hart called the blunder “disrespectful.”

“P.S. This is disrespectful on so many levels,” he continued. “All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso.”

NBC News later issued a correction on its Facebook page and included a photo of the Jamaican sprinter.

“Correction: Due to a technical error, the social image on this post mistakenly featured a photo of comedian Kevin Hart,” the outlet wrote alongside an updated version of the article. “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.”