PCC received more than 100 complaints over Heat sticker

The Press Complaints Commission is investigating Heat magazine after its sticker making fun of celebrity Jordan’s severely disabled child received over 100 complaints.

The Emap title has already published an apology on its website to Jordan, real name Katie Price, after a sticker included in a collection given away free with the last week’s issue of the magazine, featured an image of her son Harvey’s face and the words “Harvey wants to eat me!”.

Price’s son was born with a rare disorder, septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness and growth hormone deficiency.

The PCC initially received over 30 complaints before contacting Price’s representatives last week. The Page 3 model turned TV presenter and author then made a complaint to the PCC.

A spokesman for the PCC said that only two or three cases garnered such a large number of complaints each year. The PPC has now written to Heat. Cases are generally resolved within 35 days.

It is understood that Heat editor Mark Frith has spoken to Price’s respresentatives.

The new issue of Heat is on the newsstands tomorrow.

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