Emma Tapping, a British mom has been the object of outrage after
she posted a photo of her Christmas tree on Instagram. It wasn't the tree that caused outrage, it was the fact that the gifts almost dwarfed the tree.
Her photo went viral after it was shared on Facebook along with the following message. "It's nearly time for all the materialistic parents to compete and broadcast how many presents their kids have. Just remember there's are a lot of children who won't get much."
The attacks rolled in with
commenters writing that Tapping is an "idiot" and "materialistic," according to NBC News.
The 35-year-old mom of three, who is an avid coupon collector, took time
to post a note on Facebook to clarify the reasons why she posted the photo:
This picture was put on my Instagram along with pictures of homemade decorations I had made with
the kids. 1 picture of the tree. It was taken, screenshot and blasted all over
facebook without my knowledge. It was not done as a 'bragging parent.'" I did
not go on a 'spree' its been well documented I do this throughout the year. The
presents under the tree are for my children, myself, my partner and my mother,
not just the kids. I WILL
be putting all my tips and tricks on here and on my website which is being
updated to try and help anyone that wants to save a bit of money here and
this time next year you can be posting your picture or story on this page of
how well you have done.
"Please try and remember this is about 3 little children, their christmas,
their tree," she shared on Facebook.