Awkward mix-up after Chris Rock is mistaken for Kevin Hart at the 2019 Met Gala

Publish Date
Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 6:16PM
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A leading photo agency has been left red-faced after they were unable to tell two iconic black comedians apart, confusing Chris Rock for fellow Hollywood funny guy Kevin Hart.

The gaffe occurred when Getty Images snapped Rock and his partner Megalyn Echikunwoke together at the lavish Met Gala fashion event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art today.

Mistaken identity! A photo of Chris Rock and partner Megalyn Echikunwoke was incorrectly tagged as Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish. Photo / Getty Images.

Photo / Getty Images

 

The only problem was they mistook Rock for Hart, tagging the latter in photo captions, and compounding the error by incorrectly assuming Echikunwoke was Hart's wife, Eniko Parrish.

As far as we know, Hart and Parrish were nowhere near the event, but Rock looked dashing in a tuxedo accompanying a glamorous Echikunwoke.

Another picture of Rock and Echikunwoke - this time correctly captioned! Photo / Getty Images.

Photo / Getty Images

 

The 54-year-old stand-up comic certainly looks good for his age having been compared to young buck Hart, who is 39.

It's understood Getty is in the process of checking and correcting the rest of their photos of Rock and Echikunwoke.

This article was originally published at nzherald.co.nz and is reproduced here with permission