4 April 2011 - 7:27am | posted by

Channel 4 to stand by Frankie Boyle's joke about Katie Price's son

Ofcom’s ruling around Frankie Boyle’s joke about the disabilities of Katie Price’s son Harvey, is expected to be announced this week, with Channel 4 expected to stand by its decision to broadcast the joke.

According to The Times, sources have claimed the broadcaster will defend broadcasting the joke, in which the Scottish comedian said that former glamour model price had married a cage fighter to ward off sexual advances from her son, who suffers from septo-optic dysplasia.

This led to a complaint by Price to the media watchdog.

Channel 4’s chief executive David Abraham has already revealed that he had given approval for the joke to be broadcast and it is expected that Channel 4 will not apologise should Ofcom’s ruling go against it.

Already this year the Advertising Standard's Authority has cleared the promotional activity for Boyle's Channel 4 series, Tramadol Nights, following complaints that the posters containing felt animals could be attractive or influential to children.

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