E! Apologizes for 'Insensitive Classification of Michael J Fox's Parkinson's Diagnosis' Deadline
E! has apologized for what it called "the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis" after it used a pop-up graphic on its Golden Globes preshow that characterized the actor's Parkinson’s disease as a “fun fact,” reports Deadline.com.
The pop-up box, with the title “Fun Fact,” told viewers watching its live stream, “Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.”
“We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our Eonline live stream. We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize,” the network said in a statement.