KATIE Price is ignoring the mummy critics on social media by defiantly posting photos of Harvey in the pool on Instagram.
The mum-of-five, 41, has faced criticism in the past for uploading photos of her son, 17. Critics say these photos invite trolls to insult him.
However, it was all smiles in the photo, which shows Harvey enjoying time in the pool during their holiday to Turkey this past week.
She also plugs her eldest son’s new Instagram account. The original one, created earlier this year, mysteriously disappeared after Harvey became the target of months long harassment from viscous trolls.
At the time, fans begged her to delete the account so her son would not be the target of such vitriol.
But Price remains defiant against the critics and now has the support of fans.
One person commented: “This lad has always made me smile! He really is brilliant!”
Whereas another added: “What a great picture of Harvey he looks like he’s really enjoying the pool.”
His own Instagram account now has 38,400 followers. When it was launched, worried critics told Katie that setting up the account would leave him open to abuse again.
One follower said: “Aren’t you scared of him getting trolled my son has special needs he’s nearly 14 and so innocent kind caring always sees the good in everyone and there’s no way I’ll be letting him on social media.
Another added: “She loves the drama of her innocent son getting trolled!”
The teenager – who is partially blind, autistic and has a genetic disorder called Prade-Willi syndrome – has faced abuse from vile trolls for years.
Katie has become a staunch campaigner to make online abuse illegal, setting up a petition to MPs in 2017 that garnered 220,000 signatures.
The petition launched an inquiry into online abuse, where MPs declared hate on social media must be made illegal.
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Committee chair Helen Jones MP said: “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences.
“There is no excuse for the continued failure to make online platforms as safe for disabled people. Self-regulation has failed disabled people and the law must change to ensure more lives are not destroyed.”
Katie has just flown back from her trip to Turkey with Harvey and her two children from her marriage with Kieran Hayler: Jett, 6, and Bunny, 5.
She has two other children from her marriage with Peter Andre – Junior, 14, and Princess, 12.
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