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E!’s Awful "Fun Facts" About Michael J. Fox And Robert Redford Have Taken Over The Golden Globes Pre-Show

Major fail. UPDATE: E! has apologized.

1. During its pre-Golden Globes red carpet coverage streaming online, E! broadcast the following “fun” fact about Michael J. Fox.

2. Nope. Just…nope.

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3. And THEN, this happened:

4. Shortly after those really not fun “fun facts” appeared, they inspired people to make their own…

These Golden Globes "fun facts" are getting darker and darker

— DanAmira (@Dan Amira)

E! Fun Fact:

— ohholybutt (@Jacob)

This IS a fun fact!

— jakefogelnest (@Jake Fogelnest)

Whoa! Not fun at all, E!

— brandonRohwer (@Brandon Rohwer)

At least the first half of this can be considered a 'fun fact.'

— brandonRohwer (@Brandon Rohwer)

E! Golden Globes Fun Fact: Vince Morrow and two children were killed in a helicopter crash during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.

— boring_as_heck (@stefan)

Did anyone else's E! Fun Fact graphic just give them the precise date and moment of their death?

— poniewozik (@James Poniewozik)

13. Update: E! issued an apology to The Hollywood Reporter:


We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our Eonline [sic] live stream. We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize.

This post has been updated to clarify that the Fun Facts appeared only on the network’s streaming webcast — they did not appear on air.

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