Woman boos loudly at gender reveal party with a twist because she isn’t happy with the outcome
Buckle up, dear reader, because our first gender reveal party story of 2020 is one truly plump with plot twists; a tale of deceit and anger.
The last few years have seen the canny celebration of announcing what genitals a foetus has in front of friends and family really take off.
Sometimes literally, as the world witnessed plane crashes, two explosions, Jell-O-filled hippos, runaway balloons, blue lasagne, a thousand acre-sized wildfire and ‘gendered’ fog spewing from a car doing doughnuts in a cul-de-sac ending in four arrests.
The act has, overtime, reached Super Bowl Halftime show-level theatrics.
Kicking-off the decade is a since-removed reddit post, in which a woman asked the ‘Am I The A-Hole’ subreddit whether she’s a bad person for “booing” at her friend’s gender reveal party.
But it’s not quite for the reasons you’re expecting.
‘Am I The A**hole for loudly booing at a friend’s gender reveal party?’
The 30-year-old woman began her post, according to a screenshot on Twitter, with detailing how she drove 45 minutes outside of the city to reach a workmate’s party.
“In the first place,” she wrote, “I find this to be an obnoxious new fad, but I try to be a good sport for the sake of my work relationship.”
Being the great workmate she is, she got dressed up, bought a gift and even grabbed a bottle of wine for the hosts; “I am trying.”
— Am I the Asshole? (@AITA_reddit) January 17, 2020
We know, u/traditional-flower, we know.
As the main event began, she described how the parents-to-be stood in front of a box that will reveal which assigned gender their child will be.
“They pull a string, the box falls apart, confetti, streamers, etcetera, and there reads a message: ‘Unassigned!’
“There are audible groans, a few woke claps.
“They launch into a polemic about gender and their decision not to assign their child a gender.
“I begin, loudly, playfully booing. No one joins in.
“A few people pull me aside later in the night to lecture, others to thank me.
“Now, I don’t begrudge them raising their child however they want, and I don’t have anything against trans people.
“But I thought bringing us so far out of our way, under the already lame pretence of a gender reveal, and then using it as an opportunity to posture and preach was lame, insincere and a**hole-ish in the extreme.”
The reddit user divided Twitter, prompting a laundry bag of reactions.
Some users praised the parents for opting to raise their child gender-neutral, while others agreed that anyone who has a gender reveal party is an “a**hole”.
I can understand this person's annoyance, but what they miss is how hard it can be to raise your kid in a gender neutral fashion. My kids have a grandpa that will act like the gender police (Boys don't cry! Be a man!) and I have to yell at him. https://t.co/HaZ6I4qc6L
— Chrisi (@chrisiousity) January 17, 2020
Anyone who has a gender reveal party is an asshole, don't @ me https://t.co/9Rju6vKLDF
— Lethality Jane (@sgtjanedoe) January 17, 2020
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My ruling is that everyone in this situation ITA https://t.co/pCEOnPmC58
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 17, 2020
I'd just boo because it's a gender reveal party. Stop trying to make these parties a thing. https://t.co/Wor5on5g1m
— Pale 🇵🇷 (@MrsFreudPrefect) January 17, 2020