A mother-of-nine who jettisoned her kids and accomplice of 23 years for another existence with her African toyboy has been pummeled as 'frightful' and 'whimsical'.
Heidi Hepworth, 44, from East Boldon in South Tyneside, left spouse Andy, likewise 44, for 30-year-old Mamadou Jallow from Gambia after she began conversing with outsiders on the web.
In the wake of getting tattoos, booking sunbeds and giving herself a makeover, she traveled to Gambia a month ago - her first historically speaking trek out of the UK.
Heidi has been reprimanded for her activities on Facebook, with many blaming her for being a terrible mother.
One publication kept in touch with: 'You truly are insane leaving your family for dream island.
'That is precisely what it resembles. Nothing is genuine. In any case, your kids are. So tragic'
Another stated: 'Whatever you are experiencing has made you hallucinating.
'It resembles a female emotional meltdown, yet you'll wind up like the various ladies who have done likewise, shown a good time, mortified, utilized and dumped. '
One publication raged: 'Gracious my god, I can't accept what I have quite recently perused. What sort of terrible, barbarous individual would surrender every one of her kids?
'I feel wiped out for them, poor easily overlooked details having you do this to them. They will be harmed forever.