During last night’s Golden Globes red carpet, the E! network decided it would be cool to share some “fun facts” about various celebrities as they all arrived. Most were totally innocuous and not at all noteworthy (I don’t remember any of them), but one in particular caught everyone’s eye… and not for the reasons E! probably hoped.
E! felt that a “fun fact” to include would be Michael J. Fox‘s diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease, a disorder he has battled for over 20 years now and seems to finally have found a bit of relief from, though of course it never goes away. I doubt he would consider any part of his illness “fun”, and while I’m sure they didn’t mean any harm with this, I bet you someone (or a few someones) lost a job over this bullshit. How insensitive and idiotic can you be?
Here’s the apology issued by the network:
“We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our E! Online live stream. We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize.”
Huh. Basically, not sorry for what we did but sorry that people called them out for it. Ugh, whatever.
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Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.
Ugh, can I tell you just how much I hate this comment (which came directly from Taylor Swift’s Twitter page)? Because if I were an unbalanced person, something like this from someone like her about someone like him could really, really ruin my whole f-cking day. As it were, I am not an unbalanced person, and something like this, though ridiculous, about a simple shithead who has no idea who she is in comparison to a legend like Michael J. Fox, will not ruin my day. I just have one request, though—can someone please, please give Michael J. Fox a call and tell him to say this, verbatim?:
“I have no idea what this crazy Taylor Swift bitch is talking about—I don’t even have Taylor Swift’s telephone number for fear of accidentally passing it along to an seventeen-year-old boy with judgement issues.”
Moral of the story? Taylor Swift is the most annoying little shit who’s ever lived. The end.
No. No … Just back off. I don’t keep up with it all, but Taylor Swift writes songs about everyone she goes out with, right? [I probably] wouldn’t even know who she was [if my son brought her home]. ‘Sam, You Piece of S**t.’ Oh … that was the girl you brought home.
—Michael J. Fox on telling his son “no f-cking way” if it came down to dating Taylor Swift.
Burned by Marty McFly? Does it get any worse than that? Somehow I don’t think so.
… Tuck your teeth in, Taylor. You’re starting to look silly.