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Jade Goody tribute in 'bad taste'

by Chris Smith
Newsbeat reporter

OK magazine
The 'Jade Goody official tribute issue' is already in the shops

OK magazine's latest issue, an 'official tribute' to Jade Goody, has been criticised by the online community and some of the star's relatives.

Messages from the public on the web have included comments like, "Sick", "You vultures", "Really disgusting" and "Truly awful bad taste".

Jade's at home in Essex, where she's being looked after by her mum and husband.

It's claimed she hasn't seen this week's OK, although her family have.

Her spokesman Max Clifford said many of them weren't pleased.

"Jack's mum had seen it," he explained, "and, you know, she wasn't happy."

'They should apologise'

It's not the first time Jade's been on the front of OK, of course.

They bought her wedding pictures, and that issue sold nearly two million copies - some of their biggest sales ever.

"If they've got it wrong then, you know, they should apologise for that, as I'm sure that they will," Clifford added," because no one has handled Jade Goody more sensitively in recent times than OK magazine."

The issue went on sale after reports at the weekend claimed Jade had just hours to live.

OK told us they've spoken to Goody's family who, they say, view it as being "very kind" to Jade and are grateful for the support the magazine has given them.

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