A vile Twitter bully who mocked glamour model Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey had been fired from his job. Thirty year old Mark Williams from Teesside in North East England sent a number of tweets to the model turned television presenter about her son, including one image showing a bag of Haribo sweets changed so it read “Harveybo Tan*********”.
He also said the 14 year old was a “c***” and even went on to say he hoped he choked on sweets. The posts appear to be a number of vile messages which target a number of celebrities and gay people. He had worked at the window maker Portrack in Stockton.
However, his bosses decided to sack him over the posts, even though he deleted 3,000 tweets which targeted abuse at celebrities and minorities. A colleague said that he was fired. While they added that they did not know anything else about the circumstances, they said that he had definitely gone.
Williams said sorry about he was exposed as the troll. He said that his posts were in bad taste, but that he never thought Ms Price would see them. He said that he would like to issue a sincere apology to Ms Price, Harvey and their family for comments he described as “immature and thoughtless”. He also apologised to his own friends and family for the shame he had brought on them. He went on to confirm that the abusive posts had cost him his livelihood.
He had previously sent abusive tweets to Geordie popstar Cheryl Cole and country singer Taylor Swift, as well as issuing posts of support to the footballer Adam Johnson after he was sent to jail for sexual activity with a child. It is not known if Ms Price has contacted police about the social media abuse.