Mom sparks back­lash af­ter buy­ing 300 presents for kids

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

ABri­tish mom has drawn the ire of so­cial me­dia for buy­ing her chil­dren 300 Christ­mas presents, ac­cord­ing to so­cial me­dia. Emma Tap­ping, a 27-year-old mom of three who lives in the Isle of Man in the U.K. shared a photo of her Christ­mas tree on photo-shar­ing site In­sta­gram. The tree could barely be seen be­hind a huge pile of presents.

Her photo went vi­ral with over 50,000 shares with one on­line user putting a cap­tion un­derneath that read: “Nearly time for all the ma­te­ri­al­is­tic par­ents to com­pete and broad­cast how many presents their kids have on Face­book! Just re­mem­ber theres some chil­dren who dont get much [sic].”

The im­age sparked a back­lash against the mom who was even ac­cused of “abuse” by spoil­ing her chil­dren, mis­un­der­stand­ing the true spirit of Christ­mas and “pressie-brag­ging”.

Tap­ping was un­re­pen­tant, how­ever, re­post­ing the of­fend­ing pic­ture of the tree and present pile on her Face­book ac­count.

The gifts from this mom now make the Christ­mas tree barely vis­i­ble.

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