E! Apologies after Referring to Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Diagnosis as a ‘Fun Fact’
During their coverage, where Michael J. Fox was one of the award nominees, E! included a ‘fun fact’ that Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991. The photo quickly went viral and E! apologized for the lapse in judgement.
this is in no way a FUN fact pic.twitter.com/uJ9zSVuEwy
— Amanda Lucci (@alucci) January 12, 2014
AARP used the moment to spotlight the real battle faced by those who are afflicted with Parkinson’s and highlighted their interview with Fox on the subject.
— AARP (@AARP) January 13, 2014
Robert Redford’s Polio
Michael J. Fox’s ailments were the only fun facts uncovered by E! during their Golden Globe coverage.
Another "fun" fact. pic.twitter.com/d1rtllVCMt
— Henry James (@thishenryjames) January 13, 2014