This year’s Golden Globes ceremony is off to a controversial start, as the E! Network carrying the program ran this “fun fact” onscreen in front of a crowd of gussied-up attendees:
The image was noted on Twitter by Amanda Lucci, who’s the associate social media editor at the Daily Mail.
As you might expect, fellow Twitter users didn’t take too kindly to the Michael J. Fox reference. Here’s a sampling:
Fox is known as much for his famous roles as for his commitment to the fight against Parkinson’s. While he was diagnosed in 1991, the actor renowned for his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on the “Family Ties” TV series and the “Back to the Future” movie franchise, he didn’t disclose to the public that he was battling the disease until 1998.
In 2000, he launched The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which The New York Times calls “the most credible voice on Parkinson’s research in the world.”
TheBlaze’s Mike Opelka contributed to this story.
This story has been updated.