Katie Price slams claims she’s cashing in on son Harvey’s disability

Katie Price slams claims she’s cashing in on son Harvey’s disability

01/30/2021

Katie Price has hit back at people who have claimed she is cashing in on her eldest child Harvey and his disability.

The mum-of-five gave fans an insight into her relationship with 18-year-old Harvey in the moving BBC documentary, Katie Price: Harvey and Me.

While many people have praised Katie after watching the programme, some have slammed her and accused her of making money off the back of her son – who has a number of complex conditions including autism, Prader-Willi syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia.

One cruel troll tweeted: "Cashing in on a disabled child the woman has no shame," while another added: "New headline: Katie Price reveals she’s cashing in on her disabled son!"

While a third wrote: "I saw Katie Price trending the other day for taking the difficult decision to put Harvey into adult care.

"I should have guessed that she’s exploit this difficult decision to create a tv show all about it to make money."

However, Katie was having none of it and she hit back by insisting that the purpose behind the documentary is to "educate".

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Speaking to The Sun Online, the 42-year-old explained: "He can get a lot worse [than what we show]. But I didn’t want to show him having a massive meltdown.

"It’s distressing for people watching because he really does kick off. And when he kicks off it’s like, 'duck dive, what’s he going to chuck!'

"But I thought I don’t need to add that in there – I think there’s enough in there for you to see that he is challenging.

"We took the stance not to exploit him, I didn’t want people to say, 'Oh look Katie is using Harvey to cash in'."

Katie continued: "The BBC aren't a channel that pay money, it's more about education for them and not everything is about money for me.

"Not everything I do is for money, and this certainly isn't. This is about educating."

The documentary shows Katie marking her eldest child's 18th birthday and making some difficult decisions about where to send him to college.

"This is a real life journey of a parent who just happens to be 'a celebrity' – though I hate that word," she said.

"Strip it back whether I'm a celeb or not I'm a mum, the documentary isn't about me or my job, it's about me as a mum bringing up a child, and the next step."

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