E! Apologizes for ‘Insensitive Classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s Diagnosis’

Jan 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.

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  1. Tragedy and hardship has now morphed into the trivial and fun. Nothing is out of bounds and the best an entertainer can do is weather the insensitivity as the media world goes on to neglect the humanity of their subject matters…

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