After the campaign plug for Missouri politician Claire McCaskill, Michael J Fox came in for some scepticism and insenstive comments from a right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh who casted doubt on Fox and suggested the latter was “faking it” and “overacting” for the cameras and that Fox purposely did not take his medication to exaggerate the symptoms.
Rush Limbaugh: “In this commercial, he is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He is moving all around and shaking, and it’s purely an act.
It goes to show how little Limbaugh and probably a majority of the public, like myself, knows about the disease. All the more I think what Fox is doing is great.
More on the Limbaugh rant here, but watch Michael J Fox’s interview on CBS below. I suggest not to just watch his motions but listen to his message.