With NBC’s misrepresentation of Kevin Hart in a story about eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt testing positive for coronavirus — but the comedian called the mistake “disrespectful on so many levels’’, the media house has tendered an apology in that regard.
Apparently, the 5-foot-4 inch comedian doesn’t exactly resemble the 6-foot-5 inch sprinter, but NBC News chalked the gaffe up to a technical issue and quickly corrected the story.
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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 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️😂😂😂
“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,” the article now explains.
NBC News further articulated the technical problem on Facebook.
“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.