Earlier in the week, it was reported that an explosion at a baby gender reveal party sparked a fire in California’s San Bernadino County.
According to ABC7 over 12,000 acres in California forest burned within a span of four days and still ongoing, in a statement, the local fire department confirmed that the fire was started by “a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party”.
In light of the recent destruction, people on Twitter have been creating memes that mock gender reveal parties in various ways, comparing gender reveal parties to well-known historical or fictional tragedies. California has plenty of fires, but it’s not often the fires that are caused by eccentric couples who thought it was a good idea to announce the gender of their baby via explosion. Gender reveals typically involve a couple popping or breaking something filled with either pink or blue powder. Blu for a boy, Pink for a girl.
Gender-reveal parties have become a trend recently, as couples try to announce the gender of their baby in exciting fashion and post them on social media. But the internet is calling out these gender-reveal parties for the ridiculous events they are. This is not the first time a gender reveal party has gone dangerously awry and many are now calling for gender reveal parties to be put to rest.
The madness has got to stop. Even if these bursts of powder are normally small & harmless, some people take these bursts so far creating huge explosions.
Here are some of the best memes about the most recent gender-reveal wildfire incident.