- Usain Bolt tested positive for Covid-19 and NBC News wasted no time when it came to reporting the development
- What they forgot to do was to use Usain's photo and instead, the site placed Kevin Hart's picture on the report
- When Kevin got wind of the news, he was peeved but chose to play it cool through a hilarious Instagram post
Imagine waking up to find your face plastered on a news site for all the wrong reasons.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Hollywood actor and comedian Kevin Hart was both ruffled and tickled when he noticed online news site NBC News confused him for Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
He was shocked to see his photo used in a news piece that reported about Bolt’s Covid-19 diagnosis and wondered how anyone in the world would think he and the legend remotely looked alike.
In usual fashion, the renowned entertainer coated his frustration in humour and joked that he must have developed a talent for running overnight without even noticing it.
Kevin who tried his best not to fly off the handles joked that he was no longer going to tap into his comedic side since he had a tight training schedule.
After playing it cool, the actor called out the news site and referred to their actions as disrespectful on so many levels.
“All you can do is laugh. Maybe the COVID-19 shrunk my legs and torso,” he wrote on Instagram.
A follower who was peeved suggested that maybe it was not an editorial error but a mode to spike readership by the site.
The site is still yet to issue an apology for the misunderstanding.
The whole confusion started when news broke that Bolt tested positive for coronavirus following a party he had thrown.
It was further said the fastest man alive was under isolation at his home.
The news outlet quickly broke the news and instead of using the sprinter’s photo, they went with one of Kevin.
Social media immediately picked up on the mistake and shared it till Kevin spotted it and reacted in amusement.
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