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Katie Price has slammed claims she is “cashing in” on her son Harvey after the pair starred in an emotional documentary together.
Katie, 42, and her 18 year old son Harvey were recently the focus of an eye-opening documentary, which followed the mother making the decision to send her son to a residential college.
The documentary, which has sparked Harvey to be offered his dream opportunity, has been praised by many fans, with some calling Katie an amazing mum.
But others have cruelly criticised the star and accused her for “cashing in” on her her son, who has a number of complex conditions including autism, Prader-Willi syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia.
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Katie was trolled on social media after announcing the documentary, with some questioning her motives for the documentary.
One cruel troll tweeted: “Cashing in on a disabled child the woman has no shame”.
Another added: “New headline: Katie Price reveals she’s cashing in on her disabled son!”
While a third said: “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.”
But, Katie has since hit back and insisted the purpose behind the documentary is to “educate”.
The model, who recently revealed her son has already put holes in his own three bedroomed house, told The Sun Online: “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’.”
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She 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.”
Mum of five Katie insisted the touching documentary follows her having to make a real life decision as she said: “This is a real life journey of a parent who just happens to be 'a celebrity' – though I hate that word.
“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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