Kerry Katona's mum thinks peope are being too harsh on smoker Stacey Solomon

Pregnant Stacey Solomon has faced a public backlash since she was snapped smoking at the weekend – and Kerry Katona‘s mother feels sorry for her. 

Stacey, who’s already mum to Zachary, 3, was in tears during an interview yesterday as she confessed she’s puffing on between 1 and 3 fags a day, but insisted she’s desperate to give up.

‘Omg i really felt for stacey she is a genuine and lovely person and i dont think she deserves all the critism,’ Tweets Sue Katona.

‘She is not the only one and i bet half the people calling her are smokers.

‘I smoked through out with kerry and she has turned out not only good but bloody brilliant x.’  

Foxy Bingo have dropped Stacey from their 2012 Celebrity Mum Of The Year shortlist and
removed her from the judging panel – a position she was given after she
won the title last year – because of her actions.

Stacey, due to give birth in May, is aware of the health implications smoking can have on an unborn baby and doesn’t think her critics have been unfair.

‘I completely understand why people are angry because to some people it’s incomprehensible that you would do such a thing,’ Stacey, 22, told This Morning.

‘I understand that it’s a selfish thing and it’s something that’s not good, so I do get the criticism – I don’t for one minute think it’s unjustified.’

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