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Monday 17th June 2019

Designer of offensive Harvey Price Christmas jumper defends himself

He claims to be a fan of the teenager

The designer behind the Harvey Price Christmas jumpers that have caused widespread upset this week has spoken out.

The sweaters feature the teenage son of Katie with the slogan "Ho Ho Hello You [bleep]", a reference to Harvey swearing on Loose Women last year.

Katie has branded the designs "disgusting".

Now the vendor Samuel Hague has spoken out, claiming that he is actually a fan of Harvey.

He’s said: "I'd never take the [bleep] out of a disabled person for their disability" adding: "I love Harvey. I'm a fan."

He has, however, decided to remove all Harvey related items from his online shops

He wrote on social media: "I’ve decided to remove everything Harvey related from all my online stores.

"Despite only making fun of what Harvey said and NOT his disability, it’s clearly upset a few folk including Katie Price and this was never my intention."

I'd never take the [bleep] out of a disabled person for their disability.

Samuel shared a picture of sales he was waiting to ship (Credit: Instagram)

Hague has previously found himself at the centre of controversy, after selling a Happy Mother's Day card featuring Karen Matthews.

In January 2009, Matthews was jailed for kidnapping her own daughter, Shannon Matthews, in an attempt to claim reward money.

The offensive greetings card (Credit: Samuel Hague)

In March this year, the artist defended himself, saying he did not condone child abuse.

The Harvey jumpers came to attention this week after a video featuring a man wearing one went viral.

His appalled female companion ordered him to take it off.

As news of the garment reached Katie, she shared her horror on social media.

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