Katie Price hits out as son Harvey’s face is used in ‘cruel’ sex meme

Katie Price has been forced to hit out after her son Harvey’s face was used in an offensive sex meme, with the star branding it ‘cruel’.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the mum-of-five, 43, shared an image of the offensive sex joke featuring her 19-year-old son, as she addressed the user, asking: ‘Imagine if this was done on your child?’

It comes just hours after Katie lost her court battle against an internet troll who tweeted a blackface video mocking her disabled son.

Furious: Katie Price has been forced to hit out after her son Harvey's face was used in an offensive sex meme, with the star branding it 'cruel'

Furious: Katie Price has been forced to hit out after her son Harvey’s face was used in an offensive sex meme, with the star branding it ‘cruel’

Commenting on the mean image which featured a crude joke, Katie wrote: ‘Wow @bossman_memes this really is below the belt and cruel. 

‘Imagine if this was done on your child.’

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Katie for comment.

Earlier in the day, it emerged that the man accused of trolling Katie’s son Harvey was found not guilty at a trial after the court heard he had shared the video clip as a joke.

The ex-model told MailOnline that the outcome at Hastings Magistrates’ Court was a ‘blow’ but insisted it ‘only drives me onwards to fight for what is right – for justice’.

Outraged: Taking to Instagram on Friday, the mum-of-five, 43, shared an image of the offensive sex joke featuring her 19-year-old son, as she addressed the user, asking: 'Imagine if this was done on your child?'

Outraged: Taking to Instagram on Friday, the mum-of-five, 43, shared an image of the offensive sex joke featuring her 19-year-old son, as she addressed the user, asking: ‘Imagine if this was done on your child?’

The defendant, Philip Lewer, allegedly shared the video on Twitter last November after receiving it over WhatsApp – and Sussex Police arrested him ten hours later.

The 52-year-old, from Hastings, was detained on suspicion of sending an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message by a public communication network.

Lewer, who allegedly shared the clip of someone in blackface after it was originally posted by another person, appeared at the court as Price took to the witness box. 

The defendant – who was charged under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 earlier this year – told magistrates that he wanted to say sorry but said: ‘I didn’t find it offensive. I didn’t think people would be offended.’ 

How could he? Commenting on the mean image which featured a crude joke, Katie wrote: 'Wow @bossman_memes this really is below the belt and cruel, Imagine if this was done on your child'

How could he? Commenting on the mean image which featured a crude joke, Katie wrote: ‘Wow @bossman_memes this really is below the belt and cruel, Imagine if this was done on your child’

That's my boy: Katie is fierecly protective of son Harvey who has Prader–Willi syndrome among other disabilities

That’s my boy: Katie is fierecly protective of son Harvey who has Prader–Willi syndrome among other disabilities

Price, 43, said: ‘This one I found absolutely disgusting, because they managed to paint the colour of their skin, clearly being racist. 

‘They mimicked how he speaks and they are doing the eye movement. They are mocking me and him together. He can’t defend himself.’ 

The court heard Lewer had posted the video on his Twitter page after someone else made it.

The court was also told that the clip had been retweeted 46 times, quote-tweeted 369 times and liked by 107 people.

Lewer was then said to have changed his account name ‘so people could not find him’ after he received messages telling him it was ‘vile’.

Shocking: Earlier in the day, it emerged that the man accused of trolling Katie's son Harvey was found not guilty at a trial after the court heard he had shared the video clip as a joke

Shocking: Earlier in the day, it emerged that the man accused of trolling Katie’s son Harvey was found not guilty at a trial after the court heard he had shared the video clip as a joke

But he was arrested the next day, despite telling police: ‘It’s just a tweet, a tweet. I can just delete the tweet. I was sent the link on WhatsApp.’

Asked why he posted the video, he told the court: ‘It was the half-a***d way they went about it – she has a push-up bra and is caked in fake tan and he is blacked-up.’

He said the man who was featured in the clip was ‘playing a character badly’ and claimed the Loose Women episode it was based on would ‘go down in history’.

Lewer said people have blacked their faces ‘right through to Little Britain’ but added it had ‘been a very chastening experience’. 

Justice: The ex-model told MailOnline that the outcome at Hastings Magistrates' Court was a 'blow' but insisted it 'only drives me onwards to fight for what is right - for justice'

Justice: The ex-model told MailOnline that the outcome at Hastings Magistrates’ Court was a ‘blow’ but insisted it ‘only drives me onwards to fight for what is right – for justice’ 

Lewer was found not guilty of the charge after the court was told that he shared the clip as a ‘joke’ and did not mean to cause any offence.

Price issued a statement through her representative after the hearing, telling MailOnline: ‘Firstly I would like to thank Sussex Police for their hard work and efforts in bringing unacceptable online abuse to the court room today. 

‘It is unheard of for a stranger to walk down the street hurling racial or similar abuse at a complete stranger.

‘The government needs to take urgent action to stop these faceless keyboard warriors from emotionally harming innocent and vulnerable people from the safety and comfort of their own home. 

‘Trolling and online abuse is unacceptable, Harvey’s Law and Track a Troll are steps towards the much needed regulation of online behaviour.  

Unacceptable: 'Trolling and online abuse is unacceptable, Harvey's Law and Track a Troll are steps towards the much needed regulation of online behaviour'

Unacceptable: ‘Trolling and online abuse is unacceptable, Harvey’s Law and Track a Troll are steps towards the much needed regulation of online behaviour’

‘I hope that today’s case has shone a spot light on the issues that need urgently addressing.’

She added: ‘Today’s outcome was indeed a blow and only drives me onwards to fight for what is right – for justice.’

Last year Price sat down with MPs to talk about the internet trolling her son Harvey – who has Prader-Willi syndrome – faces.

She has called for ‘Harvey’s Law’, which is to make social media abuse a specific offence with a register to catalogue offenders.

Support: Katie was supported by beau Carl Woods outside court on Friday

Support: Katie was supported by beau Carl Woods outside court on Friday


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