‘I’m A Celebrity’ PTSD joke Katie Price supports charity

Katie Price has paid attention to Ant and Dec’s joke. (EMPICS)

Katie Price has backed a charity for calling out I’m a Famous Person over Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly making fun of PTSD.

The presenters made the quip earlier this month while hosting the ITV jungle show.

It seems they were joking about suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) – which the NHS says is “an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events” – when they heard their song from 1994. Let’s Get Ready To Rumble.

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PTSD UK stepped in, writing an open letter to ITV saying the condition was “not funny” and “not something to be taken lightly”.

Price – who previously revealed that she had been diagnosed with the disorder – then shared a screenshot of part of the letter on Instagram.

Ant & Christmas - I'm Famous: A Jungle Story (ITV)

The presenters joked about I’m a Famous Person. (ITV)

The star, who was I’m a Famous Person camper herself in 2004, she sent a series of clapping emojis.

In the letter, PTSD UK told ITV: “It is with a heavy heart that we are writing to you today to address the comment made in episode eight of the current programme. I’m a Famous Person season around PTSD.

“To be specific, we would like to highlight our issue with the comment made by Ant McPartlin shouting ‘PTSD’ and Declan Donnelly complaining about ‘Flashbacks’ while singing. Let’s Get Ready To Rumble played (indicating that they were traumatized when they heard their old beat).

“This comment was no doubt made in jest, but PTSD is not funny, and it is not something to be taken lightly. It is a serious condition.”

Katie Price shared PTSD UK commentary on her Instagram Story.  (Katie Price Instagram)

Katie Price shared PTSD UK’s comment on her Instagram Story. (Katie Price Instagram)

He said that PTSD is a condition that some people develop after experiencing trauma and that using it as a punchline to ridicule “not only further stigmatizes the reality of the condition, but also wrongly and unhelpfully desensitizes people on the debilitating symptoms that may result. with family problems, unemployment, physical health issues, self-harm, homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, and ultimately suicide”.

He continued: “Short stories like this, using PTSD as part of the gag is just one in a long line of examples where people are using PTSD in a really disrespectful way – but they feel that as leaders the Britain Get Talking mental health campaign. you should be setting an example and therefore feel that ITV owes its viewers a duty of care including comments like this which are not only unnecessary, but can be very damaging to those with Stress Disorder Post Traumatic effect on them.

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Katie Price was on I’m a Famous Person in 2004. (AP Photo/Brian Cassey)

“We appreciate that the duo’s script is probably written by a third party, so they are not making assumptions, or directing this at any particular people, we ask you to try to do better.”

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Price previously said she was diagnosed with PTSD after being raped at gunpoint in South Africa.

Yahoo has contacted ITV for comment.

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