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Katie Price shocks viewers by saying racist slur twice on live TV

Katie Price remained defiant about her use of the racial slur in a video posted after the interview.

Katie Price stunned viewers when she repeated a racial slur while discussing the online abuse directed at her son Harvey during a live television interview on Wednesday (26Apr17).

The glamour model-turned-Loose Women panellist was appearing on This Morning on Wednesday as part of her campaign to lobby government officials to introduce harsher punishments for online trolls.

As she recalled the horrific messages Harvey, 14, has been subjected to on sites such as Twitter and Instagram, Katie told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: "Is it strong enough to call my son a black blind n***er, is that not abuse?... How much do I have to take, so in the end, the people who have said this, I put it online and said, 'Does anyone know this person?'

"It would be refreshing if these trolls, these online bullies, I'd like one of them to have the balls for me to talk to, or interview them and say, 'What is that goes through your head, why do you do it?' Someone has to sit down and take time to do this, what goes through their head?"

As she once again attempted to stress the level of abuse that Harvey, who is partially blind, autistic and has Prader-Willi syndrome, has received online, she said the n-word again, causing Phillip to step in and say: "Hey, you don’t need to say it again."

Katie's remarks left many This Morning fans stunned though, with hordes taking to their own social media pages to express their shock, but she stood by her comments and posted a defiant video on Twitter in which she repeated the word three more times.

In the video, she explained, "That's what people call my son," and added, "I'm glad I've made headlines using that word cause I want to get it out there that's it not acceptable."

Katie set up a petition asking for stronger punishments for trolls and offenders to be added to a register, which reached 200,000 signatures last month (Mar17), meaning it will now be considered for debate in parliament.

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