Katie: Standing Up For Harvey

Tonight on Sky Living, Katie Price aka Jordan, is once again on our screens in a reality tv show. This time is different though. This time, she’s raising awareness about disabled children and speaking out about the highly offensive, and much publicised, attack against 9 year old Harvey made by comedian Frankie Boyle back in December 2010. 

The remarks made by Boyle were on his “comedy” show, Tramadol Nights which was aired on Channel 4. 

I won’t go in to detail of the remarks are they are fairly derogatory and offensive and uncalled for. 

Katie Price causes a lot of controversy and leads a lot of her life in the public. However, is there such a need to attack a 9 year old child who we all know is very poorly?

I’m not a huge fan of KP. I feel sorry for her and the fact she feels she needs to lead her life so publicly. However, no matter how much you dislike someone, you DO NOT make offensive, racial and crude jokes about their children, disabled or not! It’s uncalled for and not necessary! Poor defenceless children should not be at the butt of such sick jokes! 

The thing with Katie Price, is that you can dislike her all you like…but one thing you cannot accuse her of is not being a kind and compassionate mother. I have watched her reality shows and you can see how much she dotes on Harvey, whom she had with ex-footballer Dwight Yorke, as well as her other children Junior and Princess who she had with ex-husband Peter Andre.

Harvey’s conditions mean he needs a lot of care. He is also autistic, and being the mother of an autistic child I know how hard it is…let alone dealing with all the added issues on top. 

I for one, think that Frankie Boyle and Channel 4 should apologise, as they have been asked to do, but to date have refused. Channel 4 should never have let the remarks get aired in the first place. Is there any room in our society now for just degrading insults? How would Mr Boyle feel if one of his children were to be bullied and be the butt of a joke by a middle aged man? 

A lot of people are saying that tonights programme is all about Katie getting her face in the limelight. I can’t answer that until I’ve seen it, but by going on her article written in today’s Daily Mail, it’s all about Harvey. 

Personally, I’m looking forward to watching the programme. 


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jojo
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 19:13:31

    I shall be watching to make my own mind up

  2. Rachel Gully
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 21:18:40

    I think she came across extremely well. She's shown how hard it is to look after a child with a disability! I hope Frankie Boyle was watching & feels ashamed of himself!!

  3. Shell
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 22:18:00

    I didn't know anything about this until your post so I just went and googled it and I'm disgusted at Frankie Boyle. I won't ever be watching anything he's in again. Anyone can say anything they like about K.P. as far as I'm concerned. She's an adult, she chose that life and she can deal with it. Harvey is an innocent child and F.B. is sick for using him to get laughs….and the people who laughed are as sick as he is.

  4. Alpha Parent
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 11:19:07

    FBs comment was sick. I thought he was supposed to be funny?

  5. Rachel Gully
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 19:35:30

    He does do some funny gags…but it's not funny when about a very poorly young child. I've gone right of him now. I hope those people who laughed at the “joke” are ashamed of themselves.

  6. dderbydave
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 16:14:06

    I've blogged about FB's bullying – it's not comedy after all.
    Like you, I've never been impressed with Katie until I saw her with Harvey. My son has SOD and I can only see FB's nonsense as a futile way to promote his career.

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