E! apologizes to Michael J. Fox for offensive remark

michael-j-fox Just before the start of the 2014 Golden Globe ceremony, E! Entertainment Network held their traditional red carpet show, discussing nominations, as well as the arriving stars and their outfits, and displayed some “fun facts” about the actors.

During the red carpet coverage, E! made offensive remark about Michael J. Fox as the “fun fact” graphic noted: “FUN FACT: Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.”

A spokesman for E! said that the network regrets the Fox comment, which appeared on the show’s online live stream. “We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our Eonline live stream,” the network’s statement reads. “We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize.”

Fox was nominated for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy for his role in The Michael J. Fox Show, where portrays a TV anchor and dad who is in an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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One response to “E! apologizes to Michael J. Fox for offensive remark”

  1. Anton says:

    Stupid people! How can such a severe disease be a fun fact? I cannot understand how really stupid one could be to even thing to put their fact in a fun fact line? I believe people just look for information and do their job unwillingly and not thinking f the effects it can have on the person. This is really something that worries me about our society. I am happy Michael J. Fox has received apologies.