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Frankie Boyle Vs Katie Price and Peter Andre

December 9, 2010

I am shocked to read this article. I agree with every word that Katie Price has said below about Harvey and Frankie Boyle. This should be reported to OfCom as soon as possible, by as many people as possible,  and Frankie Boyle should never be allowed to perform in public anywhere again, because his disablism just gets worse. I, for one, hope that Katie Price does decide to take legal action against him, and that she wins her case.

Katie Price is consulting her lawyers after comedian Frankie Boyle made fun of her disabled son Harvey on his Channel 4 show Tramadol Nights.

Former Mock The Week star Boyle, 38, said on the show, which is watched by one million viewers : ‘Jordan and Peter Andre are still fighting each other over custody of Harvey  – eventually one of them will lose and have to keep him.’

He then added: ‘I have a theory about the reason Jordan married a cage fighter – she needed a man strong enough to stop Harvey from f***ing her…’

Talking to MailOnline, Katie stormed: ‘Harvey Price is a little miracle. Every day he overcomes so many difficulties with the help of family and medical experts and has so many tiny battles to win due to his medical problems and autism.

‘I love him and am deeply proud to be his mother. If Mr Boyle had a 10th of his courage and decency he would know that to suggest, let alone think funny, that Harvey may sexually attack me is vile and deeply unfair.’

‘Mr Boyle clearly has serious issues and those that give him a TV platform to say such disgusting things need to look at themselves very honestly.

‘To bully this unbelievably brave child is despicable, to broadcast it on television is to show a complete and utter lack of judgment. I have asked my lawyers to write to Channel 4 on Harvey’s behalf.’

Eight-year-old Harvey, Katie’s son with footballer Dwight Yorke, 39, suffers from septo-optic dysplasia which has left him blind and he also has a condition that makes him gain weight easily meaning he finds walking difficult.

He also suffers from autism which leads to behavioural problems.

A Channel4 spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Frankie Boyle is one of the highest profile comedians in the UK; he’s well known for his controversial humour and the programme carried appropriate warnings as to the nature of the material.

‘The joke aired in the context of a late night comedy show. The joke itself has been performed by Frankie as part of his stage show and, as with much of his material, is an absurdist and satirical comment on high profile individuals whose lives have been played out in the media.’

Katie, 32, and her ex Peter Andre, who has been a father figure for Harvey, have for once put on a united front in defence of their boy.

Andre, 37, was said to be ‘absolutely disgusted and sickened’ to hear that Harvey had been made fun of.

Peter Andre’s spokeswoman said: ‘Peter is angry and very upset at Harvey being mocked in this way. Children, especially a disabled youngster, should be off-limits.’

It’s not the first time Boyle has caused outrage with his comedy, in which no target is off limits.

In April, the BBC Trust’s editorial standards committee (ESC) was forced to issued an apology over an anti-semitic joke made by Boyle which which compared Palestine with a cake being ‘punched to pieces by a very angry Jew’.

Boyle made the remark on Radio 4 comedy sketch show Political Animal, broadcast in June 2008.

Last year Boyle was condemned by the BBC when he said swimming champion Rebecca Adlington looked like she was ‘looking at herself in the back of a spoon’.

Talking on Mock The Week he added that Adlington must be ‘very dirty’ to be able to keep her boyfriend.

The BBC Trust condemned Boyle for his ‘humiliating and offensive’ remarks and ‘unnecessary innuendo’.

He later quit the show in fury over what he saw as an attempt to tone down his brand of humour.

It was shortly after the corporation announced a crackdown on ‘cruel and humiliating’ comedy in the wake of the Sachsgate scandal over Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.

But Frankie, who had previously been carpeted on Mock The Week over a sexual joke about the Queen, said the censors are dragging comedy back 30 years.

He said at the time: ‘The number one priority today is “Don’t frighten the horses”. It’s like we’re back in the 1970s in terms of compliance.’

He also found himself in hot water again recently when the mother of a child with Down’s syndrome criticised him for making fun of people with the condition during a gig in Reading.

Harvey himself has found himself under attack before.

In November 2007, Heat magazine gave away a sticker bearing a picture of Harvey next to the words ‘Harvey wants to eat me’.

The then editor Mark Frith apologised and said ‘no offence was intended.’

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mrs Adams permalink
    December 11, 2010 12:19 am

    All Remarks made about Harvey, especially the sexual nature towards his mother and as a mother of a disabled son, this is an utterly disgusting very unfunny joke, which to try and persuade his must be sick audience and fan base to this acceptance of sick humour (and comments regarding uncles abusing children a few weeks ago) he needs to be sacked before he gives more green lights to the rapists, paedophiles, murders, through so called JOKES, and id even lock him up too! Sick individual, my Son has a chromosomal abnormality which actually many people have, as do I, his daily problems are due to his translocation being unbalanced, a natural unavoidable mutation, perhaps he should have his genes tested as his sick mind, comments and humour suggests he may have serious chromosomal abnormalities, more unique than that of inspiration children.
    Islam and other religions (except the English Christian example) of course are never allowed to be spoken of, yet an actual human being, child at that, is bullied publically because of a disability that he has but did not choose, unlike faiths or religion that cannot be seen, and often chosen . where is humanity and true feeling from the heart.
    An apology, the sack, and Psychiatrist, should have been priority immediately after, perhaps offcom need to consider channel 4s licence. The material, dramas shows comedy they produce are more and more inhumane and all promote unfaithfulness, lying, greed, sex, selfishness,(with shows like Tramadol nights, holly oaks , etc,) I am avoiding it from now.

  2. badpixie permalink
    April 12, 2011 10:51 pm

    Pfft. Let’s not forget Katie Price is completely talentless except for a penchant for self publicity at any cost: this is the latest manifestation of this.

    Frankie Boyle on the other hand is funny and talented.

  3. Adam Uglow permalink
    June 26, 2011 5:28 pm

    Okay, i agree with Price and Andre that Frankie Boyle shouldn’t of made a joke about a disabled child, okay fair enough i can go with that but do they really need to start legal proceedings over a joke? that in itself is a joke, Frankie Boyle is know for his “particular style” of humor and all of his jokes don’t intend to cause harm, he is a stand-up comedian who talks about the facts of life, so what? where is the problem about having a laugh about someone else? its being going for years and no one has ever really given a fuss, EVERYONE has to go through the same problems of teasing and having the piss taken out of them, for my entire school life i was bullied and made fun of but i rose above it like everyone does.

    For Christ sake, Harvey doesn’t even know this has actually happened, he doesn’t understand it and there for cannot feel any harm from it, IF Katie Price actually did give a toss about her kids she would give them to Peter because she is clearly unfit for parenting, she parades them in front of the world in slutty clothing, slutty mannerisms and she herself is a SLUT. (I know cuss words should not be used in arguments but there is no way to explain it) She parades them on TV to make a quick buck for herself, so she can earn extra money to feed her expensive habits, and the reason she’s so successful? She paraded herself as a stripper on Page 3 of newspapers, she got one chance at stardom in which she wooed everybody with her huge breasts and her slutty behavior, NOW WHO OUT THERE can tell me that she DESERVES to be a celebrity? She is pathetic and she continue to claw at the scraps of stardom she can claw her talons into.

    Frankie Boyle could of probably been slightly more gentle with his humor but has far as i can see his joke in itself wasn’t particularly funny and i personally don’t think anyone should take such stupid reactions to a JOKE, he was trying to make a living like the rest of you so why not get off his back.

  4. dawn collins permalink
    July 2, 2011 11:05 pm

    Ive just watched Katie Prices Documentry abouts Frankie Boyles comments! He is an utter disgrace ! Im disgusted at him for those cruel remarks! I wouldnt go see him live if I got free tickets! Shall we take the piss out of you Frankie! Your a waste of space,Katie price has guts not like you, as you wont even apologise ………. Coward!

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