Katie Price cruelly shamed for sharing a bed with disabled son, Harvey, 20, at Christmas

Katie Price was cruelly shamed on Instagram on Saturday as she shared a bed with her disabled son Harvey, 20, on Christmas eve.

The former model, 44, shared a brief clip of herself laying next to her eldest child, who returned home for the big day from a residential facility.

However followers in their droves branded the arrangement ‘sick’ and ‘inappropriate’ despite Katie explaining Harvey was ‘like a baby who wanted cuddles’.

Shamed: Katie Price, 44, was cruelly shamed on Instagram on Saturday as she shared a bed with her disabled son Harvey, 20, on Christmas eve

Shamed: Katie Price, 44, was cruelly shamed on Instagram on Saturday as she shared a bed with her disabled son Harvey, 20, on Christmas eve

The star’s eldest son suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare complex genetic condition, and severe autism.

In the clip Katie flashed a peace sign to the camera before panning across to show Harvey fast asleep and snoring.

One follower wrote: ‘Totally inappropriate at his age regardless of his needs’ while another added: ‘So not appropriate Katie’.

And a third said: ‘That’s sick!’.

Sleepy: The former model shared a brief clip of herself laying next to her eldest child, who returned home for the big day from a residential facility

Sleepy: The former model shared a brief clip of herself laying next to her eldest child, who returned home for the big day from a residential facility

Cruel: However followers in their droves branded the arrangement 'inappropriate' and 'weird' despite Katie explaining Harvey was 'like a baby who wanted cuddles'

Cruel: However followers in their droves branded the arrangement ‘inappropriate’ and ‘weird’ despite Katie explaining Harvey was ‘like a baby who wanted cuddles’

Katie captioned the short video: ‘Already Harvey’s home and getting in my bed like a baby wanting cuddles’.

Further followers commented: ‘Something does not seem right here, I don’t think it is appropriate to do this’.

And a fourth said: ‘No offence, is that healthy?’ with another writing: ‘Ok toooo weird it’s time to stop following’.

Snoring: Katie's eldest son suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare complex genetic condition, and severe autism

Snoring: Katie’s eldest son suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare complex genetic condition, and severe autism

Hiome sweet home: Katie captioned the short video: 'Already Harvey's home and getting in my bed like a baby wanting cuddles'

Hiome sweet home: Katie captioned the short video: ‘Already Harvey’s home and getting in my bed like a baby wanting cuddles’

Lots of other fans came to Katie’s defense declaring a very sweet thing to do at Christmas.

One said: ‘My son is 25, non verbal autistic still occasionally comes in for a cuddle. He is and always will be my baby, our boys clearly still need to comfort and reassurance. Enjoy these precious moments. Merry Christmas’.

While another wrote: ‘I love Harvey, leave Katie alone for God’s sake. Hasn’t she been through enough. Happy Christmas Katie to all your family. Rise above the haters they are just jealous’.

Comments: One follower wrote: 'Totally inappropriate at his age regardless of his needs' while another added: 'So not appropriate Katie'

Comments: One follower wrote: ‘Totally inappropriate at his age regardless of his needs’ while another added: ‘So not appropriate Katie’

Other agreed commenting: ‘No matter how old they are they will always need mummy cuddles and always be your babies’.

While another wrote: ‘So sweet’ and ‘You [Katie] are a wonderful Mommy’.

Earlier this month Katie revealed that Harvey smashed her front window because he was triggered by a visitor slamming it.

In a candid interview with The Sunday Times, Katie explained that she has made visitors aware of his triggers being loud noises as her house has been busy with those working on her latest Channel 4 home show.

Defence: Lots of other fans came to Katie's defense declaring a very sweet thing to do at Christmas

Defence: Lots of other fans came to Katie’s defense declaring a very sweet thing to do at Christmas

‘Harvey smashed my front window yesterday cos someone slammed it. That’s what triggers him,’ she told the publication. She added: ‘I’ve got nothing to hide.

Katie explained: ‘My Mucky Mansion, they’ve been filming here since July, they film wherever they want to and I’m happy, cos I am who I am, welcome to my home, I love filming, I love sharing, I just love it.

‘The camera crew say to me I’m one of the only people they’ve ever met who’s exactly the same on camera as off.’

Loving mother: Earlier this month Katie revealed that Harvey smashed her front window because he was triggered by a visitor slamming it

Loving mother: Earlier this month Katie revealed that Harvey smashed her front window because he was triggered by a visitor slamming it

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