Kevin Hart Slams NBC For Mistaking Him For Usain Bolt in COVID-19 Report: ‘This is Disrespectful’

Published: Wednesday 26th Aug 2020 by Rashad

Kevin Hart ran to Instagram to clap back after being mistaken for “the fastest man alive” Usain Bolt by NBC recently.

The Olympic Gold medalist recently made news for confirming he’d contracted COVID-19, but when NBC News ran the story they mistakenly used Hart’s photo along the headline.

Once the report landed on the desk of the comic he took to social media to respond.

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No comment 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️…..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….Shit just got real. I am also no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule….IM BACK BITCHES!!!!!! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️ P.S this is Disrespectful on so many levels….All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️😂😂😂

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“No comment,” he wrote sarcastically. “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….Shit just got real. I am also no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule….IM BACK BITCHES!!!!!!”

Later in the post, he followed with:

“This is disrespectful on so many levels…all you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid-19 shrunk his leg and torso.”

On Wednesday (August 26), NBC News lent an apology for the snafu.

“Very sorry about that,” NBC News’ public relations department tweeted after Hart called the gaffe “disrespectful on so many levels.”

After the apology, the network updated article in question with a statement that reads:

“A previous version of this article included an incorrect photo on some platforms due to a technical problem. The photo depicted actor Kevin Hart. It has been replaced with a photo of Usain Bolt.”

NBC News further reiterated their apology by explaining the technical problem.

“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,” NBC News wrote on its official Facebook page.

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As of time reported, Hart nor Bolt have responded to the network’s apology.

[main photo source:  Getty Images/WireImage]

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  1. Ugghh August 26, 2020

    You’re highly offended by this but thought it was funny when you said you would harm your own son if he was gay?

    Kevin go away. Take Ellen with you

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 27, 2020

      He’s apologized for that. Damn does no one believe in second chances anymore? You never made a mistake in your life?

      “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

      • Gag August 27, 2020

        Shayla Peasant here being a hypocrite dragging everybody and hating on everybody up and down this blog but you want to bestow some fake ass wisdom

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 27, 2020

        No, everyone hates on ME up and down this blog because my opinion differs to their own. You just proved my point. Good day and God bless.

    • Robin August 27, 2020

      Damn! He said he is sorry, we say or do things that we thought were okay but grow to understand that is not.

      When you know better, you do better. This new World / Generation is sad….. Kill kill kill. It’s very sad.

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 27, 2020

    Kevin hart is the most shortest n ugliest black man on earth. I can’t stand him. His 🍆must be little as an earth worm

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