Although the gender reveal party trend seems to have lost a bit of its popularity recently, people are still going to extreme, and often dangerous lengths to reveal to themselves and their friends and family if they're having a boy or a girl. Actress Shay Mitchell recently learned she was having a baby girl after her friends dressed up as blue and pink Power Rangers and staged a mock fight. After 'falling' into a pool during their battle, the costumed friends quickly realized their suits weren't waterproof and they both struggled to breathe before the eventual gender reveal. Gender reveals are meant to be fun, not deadly!
Recently another gender reveal went very wrong when an expectant father from Australia lit his car on fire while performing a 'burnout.' In a video captured by a drone of the gender reveal, the expectant father, Samual Montesalvo drove his car down a public road while clouds of blue smoke billowed from his tires, revealing he was having a baby boy. After about a minute of the car driving slowly through the blue cloud, the back tires seem to catch on fire.
Police have stepped in after a gender reveal ceremony took a turn for the worst.— Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) July 9, 2019
The explosive finale was captured on video, with the daredevil driver slapped with a hefty fine: https://t.co/V7DkwMkN2l @njkelly9 #9News pic.twitter.com/voh5QeTRqy
Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident, but the driver was charged with reckless driving and received a$1000 fine. He also had his license suspended for six months and was convicted of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, according to CNN.
This, of course, isn't the first time a gender reveal has gone very wrong. Dennis Dickey, a Border Patrol agent in Arizona pleaded guilty in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of causing a fire without a permit and was fined $220,000 after starting a massive forest fire as a result of his gender reveal gone wrong. Dickey was planning on shooting at a target to reveal pink or blue smoke but due to high winds and the use of an explosive substance in the target, he ended up starting a 47,000-acre wildfire.
While gender reveals can be fun if that's your thing, it's probably best to stick to using cake or balloons or even lasagna to tell if you're having a boy or girl. When forests are being burned, people are almost drowning and cars are catching on fire the trend may have gone too far.
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