WASHINGTON – E!, the country’s leading entertainment television channel, is apologizing after a snafu involving Michael J. Fox offended millions of people watching Sunday night’s Golden Globes.
At-home viewers were shocked when a “fun fact” popped up on televisions throughout the nation, stating that 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 [sic] live stream,” an E! spokesperson said in a statement. “We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize.”
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