The trend known for spawning countless viral disasters has officially hit a new low: the toilet.
A father-to-be in the Philippines is preparing for fatherhood by flushing his baby’s penis to reveal it under the loo — literally.
On New Year’s Day, Banong delos Angeles invited family and friends to a party at her home where she revealed the gender of her unborn baby — but instead colored smoke either confetti cannons, he chose a stream of dyed water swirling at the bottom of the bowl to announce his news.
To set the festive mood, she decorated her bathroom with pink and blue balloons and metallic streamers, complete with a handwritten sign that read, “Hanging on the commode press to reveal.”
In the resulting viral video, Delos Angeles gathered partygoers in the bathroom and around the small toilet, where they counted down to the reveal. Once it was time for the big leak, the Delos Angeles pushed the flusher on top of the porcelain throne to reveal bright blue colored water, announcing that their child would be male. Flush was greeted with excited cheers and applause from the bowled-over group, with some guests shouting, “It’s a boy!”
Delos Angeles told Newsflare, “My son’s name will be Urbano Delos Angeles VI.” “I hope my guests reveal my low-budget gender reveal.”
Although his rendition may have been called “low-budget” by Delos Angeles, it was noticeably paler than some of the other versions of the viral trend.
In one example, an Australian family gender reveal went up in flames in July 2019 when he fitted his car with special smoking tires to announce what he was doing – only for the car to catch fire. In March 2021, two people had died during a gender reveal In Cancun, Mexico, one engine expired after a Cessna 206 made a nose-dive into a lagoon while signaling about a baby girl.
The incident has even sent some regions into a state of emergency. In September 2020, a gender reveal In San Bernardino County, California, a massive wildfire started after a small group of people set off a pyrotechnic device to release pink or blue smoke. The fire had spread to 10,500 acres.
With so many gender-reveal disasters over the past few years, it’s inspired the genius behind the trend, 39-year-old mom blogger Jenna Karavounidis, to admit she regrets Leading the movement – but not necessarily because of their physical threats.
“Who cares what gender the baby is?” Karvunidis wrote in Viral Jul 2019 Facebook post. “Focusing on gender at birth leaves out their potential and talents, which have nothing to do with what’s between their legs.”
Karavunidis, who passes by High Gloss and Sauce Online, started the viral tradition in 2008 by cutting into the cake to reveal pink frosting, indicating she was having a girl. Since then things have changed for Karavunidis and his family.
“Plot twist,” she wrote in a Facebook post at the time. “The world’s first gender-reveal party baby is a girl who wears a suit!”
The mommy blogger has since explained that she believes gender-reveal parties are forcing babies who haven’t even been born yet into a societal construct.
“I’m glad gender-reveal parties have brought happiness to some people, but that happiness is at the expense of non-binary and trans people,” Karvunidis told HuffPost,
Now, Karvunidis documents her family’s adventures instagramWithout a piece of colorful cake in sight.