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Jan 14, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Red Carpet Trivia Gone Wrong

 
A tasteless “fun fact” ran on-air during the E! live coverage of the Golden Globes Red Carpet.
 
The fact: “Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.”
 
The network has come under fire for the statement and has released an apology.
 
“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.”
 
Another so-called “fun fact” referring to actor Robert Redford said ‘Fun Fact: Robert Redford suffered from polio as a child.’ – Honestly, E! what were you thinking?!
 
Source: Variety.com, Metro.co.uk/Image: Variety.com
 
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