Sunday, April 28, 2013

Brit forced to apologise after describing severely disabled boy as a 'vegetable' 

Given the severity of his handicaps, "vegetable" would  seem a reasonable quick description.  And anything on Twitter has to be short

The son of an MP has been forced to apologise after describing Katie Price's disabled son as a 'vegetable'.

Ian Lavery Jnr, 24, cracked a sick joke on Twitter about ten-year-old Harvey and made a crude reference to his mother.

Last night, Price, 34, blasted the pair and claimed the joke should be treated as a hate crime like racism.

The model told The Sun: 'This makes me sick to my stomach. Not just that someone could be so vile as to say such a thing, but also could think it clever to repeat to the world on Twitter.

'What kind of father, what kind of MP, is Ian Lavery?

'These disgusting comments aimed at Harvey all too often get aimed at other disabled children and the poor souls his father's charity rightly campaigns for.'

Harvey was born with septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness and growth hormone deficiency and also suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, which can lead to obesity and diabetes.

Ian Lavery Jnr, from Newcastle, reacted angrily with a string of expletives when he was first challenged on Twitter about his comments.

But today he told MailOnline: 'I unreservedly apologise for any offence that I have caused Katie Price and her family.

'I am ashamed that my actions have caused such distress, to my father, especially given how strongly he campaigns for disabled rights.



Bird of Paradise said...

Becuase going around with ones foot in ones mouth dont look to good and besides these mentaly handicapped persons are more intellegent then many liberal politicians

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Anonymous said...

"mentaly handicapped persons are more intellegent then many liberal politicians"

Just as turnips are more intelligent than Bird of Paradise.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:54 - which would you rather prefer: 1) someone talking some "PC" or 2) someone blowing up your house? That quote you use is the most absurd thing thing I have ever read. But that makes sense coming from a brain-dead dittohead..

Go Away Bird said...

Political Correctness is just another word for COMMUNISM or SOCIALISM

Anonymous said...

Funny looking Kid was once a legitmate description for any child with a deformity which was unidentified