'I've learned from my bad choices': Katie Price hits back with cryptic Instagram posts after she was criticised for taking son Harvey, 13, live on Loose Women
- Son said the C-word on live television
- He was born blind and with rare genetic condition Prader-Willi syndrome
- Katie wanted to bring her son live on air so people can see him 'unedited'
- She is planning on visiting schools to educate children about disability
- Wants to fight back against trolls who write 'disgusting' things about him
She was accused of exploiting her son Harvey, after he shocked viewers by using the C-word live on Loose Women on Tuesday.
But Katie Price, 37, hit back on Instagram on Tuesday evening with a series of cryptic posts as she insisted she has learned from past mistakes and reasserted how much she loves her eldest child.
One post read: 'I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve let people take advantage of me, and I accepted way less than I deserve.
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'I've learned from my bad choices': Katie Price hits back with cryptic Instagram posts after she was criticised for taking son Harvey, 13, live on Loose Women on Tuesday
'I've made mistakes': Clearly affected by the criticism, she made sure she had her say on the matter
'But I’ve learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things I can never get back, and people who will never be sorry
'I’ll know better next time. And I won’t settle for anything less than I deserve.'
Another post said: 'Someone who hates you normally hates you for one of three reasons. They either see you as a threat. They hate themselves. Or they want to be you.'
With more to say, she returned to the social media site on Wednesday morning and added: 'Life will be full of ups and downs. It will be one tough ride.
Standing up for her boy: Protective Katie and her beloved son appeared on the show to talk about online trolling - but she split viewers' opinions on whether or not it was the right thing to do
So lovely: Clearly devoted to her eldest child, Katie posted a message to say how much she loves him
Not taking things lying down: She also hit back against the bullies - having making no secret of the fact that she's fighting back
'Cuddles with Bunny': Katie then shared snaps of herself snuggling up to her youngest child
Adoring mother: The daytime host gazed adoringly at her child at one point
Precious moments: Her love for her child was clear to see as she shared more artistic black and white snaps
Close to mummy: In another snap she pulled the youngster close to her for a cuddle
Her little angel: The youngster was clearly happy in her mother's arms
'But your love for your child will be the anchor that will see you through it all.'
The former glamour model, who is clearly devoted to her lovely boy, brought the 13-year-old on the show in a bid to educate trolls about his Prader-Willi condition, autism and ADHD.
She had refused to pre-record the segment so that people could 'see the real Harvey', but her decision split viewers' opinions with many praising her incredible mothering skills and others questioning if it was the right thing for her to do.
Raising awareness: Katie Price was accused of exploiting her son Harvey, after he shocked viewers by using the C-word live on Loose Women - but HE subsequently won praise for his courage in standing up to bullies
Dividing opinions: While most viewers were hugely supportive of Katie Price and her son after seeing them on the show, others accused Katie of exploiting him
Yet Katie defended her decision, saying: 'It's important to me for people to see how vulnerable he is, how much I love him and I'm not stopping when it comes to the issue of trolling.'
Revealing that some of her abusive things written about Harvey 'could not even be repeated,' a host of appalling memes created by bullies were shown on a screen behind the teenager.
Harvey, who was was born blind, was asked by his mother what he would say to anyone who was horrible to him.
'Hello, you c****' Harvey replied, clearly not understanding the meaning of the expletive.
Sticking up for her child: Refusing offers of pre-recording the item, Katie said it was important for her that people saw 'how vulnerable he is, how much I love him and how I'm not stopping when it comes to trolling'
Lovely lad: While host Andrea McLean was quick to apologise, viewers were quick to take to social media to praise Harvey, as well as his mother who clearly loves him deeply
While host Andrea McLean was quick to apologise, viewers immediately took to social media to praise Harvey, as well as his mother who loves him unconditionally.
A series of tweets posted said things like: 'Fair play to Harvey Price dropping the C-bomb on Loose Women to the internet trolls, go for it lad.'
'Fair shout to Harvey Price using a very appropriate word to describe all the trolls that have been giving him grief.
Well done: An incredible amount of viewers took to Twitter to criticise the trolls and support both Harvey and his doting mother
Another wrote: 'Harvey Price has made my heart burst. #sweetheart.'
'Harvey Price on Loose Women! Using the C word about vile trolls. Legend!'
Another read: 'Star of today's show goes to Harvey Price. Gorgeous young man. @MissKatiePrice credit to you. @piersmorgan looks handsome too.'
Doing her bit: Katie plans to visit schools to educate children on those with disabilities
Katie, who is planning on going into schools to educate children about those with disabilities, emphasised just how loving her eldest child is.
Sporting a new grey wig just for fun, she said: 'Harvey has a heart of gold. He wouldn't know how to hurt anyone. He is all about love. If someone went for him, he would cower.'
Piers Morgan who also expressed just how incredible Katie is as a mother and how sickened he is by bullies, made sure he made his feelings clear.
He said: 'Just for those idiots at home who think it's funny to mock Harvey and other people like him. It's not at all.
Supporting him: Meanwhile, a host of appalling memes created about Harvey by trolls were shown in the background as Piers Morgan (second from left) helped to put Harvey at ease
'His mum does an incredible job. Show some humanity. Give it to us because we can take it. But don't go after this boy.'
37-year-old Katie has spoken openly about her life with Harvey and the day before, she revealed that she considered going through an abortion three times when she first found out she was pregnant.
But she has always maintained how thrilled she is that she had Harvey, but has always wanted to be honest about her journey.
The former glamour was 23 when she discovered she was carrying footballer Dwight Yorke's baby, but the pair were no longer in a relationship.
Proud mother: Katie looked adoringly at her eldest child as they left the studio following the interview
Cheerful: The teenager seemed in good spirits as he carried a tablet as he walked alongside his mum
Stylish pair: The mother-son duo donned similar jackets with Harvey looking stylish in a navy bomber jacket and Katie looking chic in a long padded khaki coat
Surprise: Harvey appeared to have a treat in his hand, possibly some Loose Women memorabilia
'Three times I sat there with the cloak on with all the women. You know why you're all there,' she said during an appearance on Monday afternoon. 'But each time, I just couldn't do it.'
'I thought I'm young, I wasn't with the guy anymore. I didn't know what was going to happen with my career, but then I thought stuff it, I'm earning money. I'm going to take a risk and do it.
'They gave me counselling each time I went there and they talk about why you want it [the termination.] But I carried on having him.'
Adding: 'They scan you and you hear a heartbeat. Some women are pressured by the men. There's so many reasons why they do it.'
Heading home: The pair were no doubt looking forward to relaxing at home after their big day
Bold new look: Katie debuted grey locks that gave off a purple hue under the lights
Nadia Sawalha said to Katie: 'You've had an abortion, haven't you?'
'I've had a couple,' she replied. 'It's nothing to be proud of. I'm so bloody fertile as you can tell.
'I think six-eight weeks is OK but anymore than that isn't.
'At 23 weeks, there are videos on YouTube, it's a baby. How would you want to abort it and give birth to it and see it gasp for air - and what? You're not going to help it?'
Open and honest: The day before, Katie revealed she went to have three abortion when she was pregnant with her son, Harvey, but found she just couldn't go through with it - and she's now so glad she has him
She said: 'I thought I'm young,  I wasn't with the guy anymore. I didn't know what was going to happen with my career, but then I thought stuff it, I'm earning money. I'm going to take a risk and do it'
Kaye Adams said: 'Well hang on a minute, the stats are that it's 0.1% of abortions take place after 24 weeks - it's not a massive number.
'It tends to be if the mother's life is at risk or if the child has severe disabilities. Most take it seriously.'
The discussion comes two months after Katie spoke openly and bravely about her the fact she would probably have aborted her son Harvey had she known about his disabilities.
Debate: After Katie said she couldn't understand why someone would have a termination after 23 weeks, Kaye Adams said: 'the stats are that it's 0.1% of abortions take place after 24 weeks - it's very unusual'
Something to say: Katie looked confident as she posed outside the studio wearing a flamingo print pyjama style shirt, skinny jeans and heels
She added: 'It tends to be if the mother's life is at risk or if the child has severe disabilities. Most take it seriously'
However, she stressed that she was so glad she had not had a termination because of the love she has for her eldest child, who is now aged 13.
The mother-of-five took to social media following her appearance on the ITV chat show, revealing she was 'really upset' by the backlash her comment had caused and insisting it was taken 'out of context.'
The former glamour model tweeted: 'I'm really upset people have taken out of context what I said on @loosewomen today. Harvey is my life and I am so proud of him! ❤'
All change: She later left in a grey gilet and white shirt as she held her phone in her hand
Comfort first: She swapped her skyscraper heels for a pair of trainers as she made her way to her waiting car
Katie's fans were quick to rally around her, showering the star with compliments including 'you're an amazing mum' and 'so much respect for you'.
The star had admitted that she had not been prepared for what life would entail when she began caring for her disabled child at the age of 23.
Harvey, her 13-year-old child from a previous relationship with Dwight Yorke, suffers from a rare genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome, as well as autism, ADHD and blindness.
But Katie said she is glad she did not make that decision and would now think about adopting another disabled child.
Defending herself: The mother-of-five took to Twitter following the backlash caused by her comment, insisting Harvey 'is my life'
She said: 'Now it's like oh my god, no way. Now if they said I was going to have a child with disabilities, I would definitely keep it. I would even adopt a child with disabilities'
Speaking on the show, she said: 'I was young when I had Harvey and I admit it: If I'd have known he was blind when I had him, as harsh as it sounds, I probably would have aborted him.'
The former glamour model said her decision would have been based on a fear of the unknown, particularly as she was so young.
But Ms Price she is glad she did not pursue that option and is pleased with the way things have turned out.
'Now it's like oh my god, no way,' she said. 'Now if they said I was going to have a child with disabilities, I would definitely keep it. I would even adopt a child with disabilities.
'Until you are in that situation, you don't know.'
During a discussion on Loose Women, the 37-year-old said the fear of unknown would have driven her to the abortion, but that she would never make the same decision now
Sympathising with other parents in her situation, she said: 'Until you are in that situation, you don't know'
Katie also offered her support out to any other carers who are in a similar situation.
She said: 'Anyone who’s a carer, mother, anyone dealing with disabilities, I have so much respect because I know what goes into it.'
She added: ‘I absolutely love Harvey so much. I would never change anything about him
'Yes it’s challenging, but it’s also rewarding. He’s a great character and I love him. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed at all if they’ve got a child with disabilities.
After she made the comments, several people wrote on Twitter about how brave she had been.
Piers Morgan tweeted the show to express his support to her. He said: 'Watching @MissKatiePrice talk about her son Harvey on @loosewomen. Very honest, very inspiring. She's a great mum.'
Another person tweeted: 'Major Respect Katy!! Harvey probably doesn't realise how disabled he is as you make him feel soooooooo loved.'
One viewer wrote: 'The best thing katie price has ever done is to be on #loosewomen I wasn't a fan before but she just seems so honest on the show, good on her.'
But some were unhappy about what she said, saying she should keep such comments to herself.
One wrote: 'Did Katie Price really say that if she'd known about Harvey she would of aborted him? he's Gona be thrilled when he hears that mind (sic)'.
Katie is also mother to Junior, 10, and Princess, eight, both from her marriage to Peter Andre.
She and her current husband Kieran, 27, are also parents to Jett, two, and Bunny, 16 months.
Doting mother: Harvey suffers from a rare genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome and also suffers from autism, ADHD and blindness - but Katie is clearly a brilliant parent to him and he has been doing well