A British mom has come under fire online 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.