On Tuesday, stand up comedian, Kevin Hart criticized NBC for mistaking him for Usain Bolt, a world record holder, and Olympic gold medallist.
Reportedly, NBC attached a photo of comedian Kevin Hart in a Facebook alert for its story on Usain Bolt, testing positive for the coronavirus. Later, NBC news blamed the mistake on a “technical error”, however, the organization got trolled on social media and Kevin Hart slammed NBC News and stated’ “this is disrespectful on so many levels”.
Kevin Hart shared a post on Instagram, of a screenshot of the gaffe image with a series of face-palm emojis, writing “No comment” “I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight”, he also joked by adding “to take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world” and he is no longer doing comedy due to his Olympic training schedule.
NBC News justified, addressing the blunder and blamed it on a “technical error”
The organization posted on Facebook that, “In the content management system, a social image was not selected, and the system reverted to an image of Hart from an unrelated video,”
Kevin Hart was in news this week for his own COVID-19 diagnosis. The comedian also revealed during a standup set, that he tested positive for the coronavirus, but didn’t make it official news, for a specific reason.
He jokingly stated that “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”.
Moreover, the news of Usain Bolt testing positive for the coronavirus surfaced, after he was seen hosting his 34th birthday bash, recently.