Kevin Hart has branded a US news publication "disrespectful" after it attached a photograph of him to a report about Olympic athlete Usain Bolt.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Tuesday (August 25) to share a screenshot of an NBC News report which detailed how the Olympic sprinter had been tested positive for coronavirus.
"No comment... I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight," he wrote alongside the image. "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," Hart went on to joke, before striking a more serious note.
"P.S this is Disrespectful on so many levels....All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso."
"It's crazy this shit keeps happening to US. All we can do is laugh," Justin Bieber's bodyguard Kenny Hamilton reiterated in the comments, as American sports agent Rich Paul added several laughing face emojis.
"Well damn," Gabrielle Union replied, as Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel wrote: "I feel like they do this shit on purpose at this point..."
NBC News issued a correction on the article and cited a "technical problem" as the reason it originally featured a photo of Hart.
"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," it read.
The outlet also apologised to Hart on Twitter, writing: "Very sorry about that @KevinHart4real – bad technical glitch in how photos show up on Facebook."
Hart recently revealed via Vanity Fair that he contracted coronavirus around the same time as Tom Hanks, but chose not to announce his diagnosis to the public after he did because the legendary actor is "more famous" than he is.
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