Katie Price, UK television personality, model, and businesswoman, is outraged at the release of Christmas jumpers and cards that mock her disabled son, Harvey.
The products, listed for sale on eBay and Etsy, are printed with a cartoon version of Harvey with the phrase below it, “Ho Ho Hello You C**ts”. The phrase has been used as a mockery of Harvey, since he appeared with his mother on ITV’s Loose Women back in 2016.
Why do people continue to mock my son , if these people met Harvey they would feel disgusted! https://t.co/R19SFzTU4l
— Katie Price (@KatiePrice) December 18, 2018
During the show, Harvey was asked about online abuse and what he would say if ‘someone said something horrible to him’, to which he replied, “Hello you c**ts”.
Harvey is blind, autistic, and suffers a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome.
Katie Price’s response to the jumpers and cards was following a viral video of a man revealing one of the jumpers to his friends in a restaurant, which he received a huge amount of negative feedback for. One of his friends showed such distaste that she asked him to take it off immediately.
Oh no he didnt.. his girlfriend's reaction. 🤦♂️👀
Posted by Warren Richards on Monday, December 10, 2018
Credit: Facebook/Warren Richards
Katie’s reply: “We think it’s disgusting”.
In a tweet about the products, Katie said, “Why do people continue to mock my son, if these people met Harvey they would feel disgusted!”
Reviewers who bought the products online don’t seem to be ashamed, however. One is even quoted as saying, “My husband isn’t brave enough to wear it out of the house just yet, but the postman got a treat when he laid eyes on it. That’s his Christmas bonus taken care of. Thanks!”.
Though Etsy’s policies state that products “can’t discriminate based on disability”, the products are still being sold.