“Vile” greeting playing cards that includes Karen Matthews and Jimmy Savile needs to be faraway from sale, a charity has stated.
The NSPCC has described the Mom’s Day and Father’s Day playing cards, that are drawn in a cartoon model, as “inconsiderate and irresponsible”.
Freelance illustrator Samuel Hague, who sells the items by way of on-line market Etsy, defended his work and stated he does “not condone any acts of kid abuse in any way”.
Etsy has been approached for remark.
A Mom’s Day card features a drawing of Karen Matthews alongside the phrase: “Thanks for by no means hiding me beneath a mattress.”
In January 2009, Matthews was jailed for kidnapping her personal daughter, Shannon Matthews, in an try to say reward cash.
A drawing of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian felony who imprisoned his personal daughter and fathered seven of her kids, seems on a Father’s Day card, as does prolific intercourse offender Jimmy Savile.
A NSPCC spokesperson stated: “Utilizing the trauma of kid abuse to promote these vile greetings playing cards is inconsiderate and irresponsible.
“We might urge this vendor to rethink and to take away these playing cards from sale instantly.”
Mr Hague, 29, of South Normanton, Derbyshire, stated the response to his playing cards has been “largely constructive”, though he admitted they had been “to not everybody’s style”.
“I clearly don’t condone any acts of kid abuse in any way,” he stated.
“It is higher to seek out humour in despicable acts and bear in mind what occurred, fairly than stick your head within the sand and overlook about it.
“I select to precise myself by comedy and artwork. That resonates with some individuals however will offend others.”
He added the Karen Matthews card had been his “hottest” however stated he would now not promote them in the event that they had been faraway from the Etsy web site.