It’s time to dive into something quite controversial: gender reveal parties. Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, you’ve got to admit that they’ve now reached an all-time, um, low.
YouTube personality Paige Ginn decided to put her own spin on the gender reveal and share it with the world. She did so with a fart. Yes, you read that right. She farted. She farted out a colored powder. You’re still reading it right. Unfortunately.
No, Ginn wasn’t pregnant at the time she posted a seven-second video of herself, bottomless, and farting. She seemingly did it only because she wanted to. As the video revealed, a cloud of blue appears to come out of her booty and her three friends are seen in the background cheering.
The Gender Reveal Trend Has Gone Way Off the Rails
While Paige’s gender reveal isn’t for everyone, at least she didn’t cause a plane crash. Remember when this happened in Turkey, Texas?
Who can forget the gender reveal explosion that took the life of 56-year-old Pamela Kreimeyer when the device meant to push pink or blue smoke into the air exploded like a pipe bomb, creating a piece of shrapnel that hit Kreimeyer in the head.
There was a second gender reveal explosion that shook a neighborhood not far from where the grandmother lost her life.
And it’s not just that gender reveals have become so over-the-top that they’re dangerous. They’re also just wildly, wastefully expensive. Take Shyla Walker, another YouTube personality, for example. She used a Range Rover for her gender reveal.
Of course, sometimes gender reveals are funny, as in the below case, where everything went wrong… in a hilarious way.
But are the laughs worth it? Are they worth people farting blue powder? Are they worth people getting hurt or even killed?
Even the woman who is credited with inventing the gender reveal is having regrets. Mom Jenna Karvunidis recently took to Facebook to share her thoughts on the trend.
“Who cares what gender your baby is? I did at the time because we didn’t live in 2019 and didn’t know what we know now – that assigning focus on gender at birth leaves out so much of their potential and talents and that have nothing to do with what’s between their legs,” she said in the post.
And we’d have to agree. Now that we’ve reached an all-time low point for gender reveals, maybe we should think about retiring the trend altogether.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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