Cancel all other gender reveals because this is the best one ever
You’d have to be living under a rock not to see that gender reveals have gotten a little out of hand in recent years. Like, how did we get from cutting a cake that’s been dyed either blue or pink inside, to massive, over-the-top parties that cause wildfires and plane crashes? All that fuss over the genitals of a human that hasn’t been born yet? And ignoring the fact that genitals only reflect a person’s sex and don’t necessarily have anything to do with their gender, which is a social construct anyway? It’s just a lot.
But here’s the good news: You can go ahead and cancel all future gender reveals from now until forever, because the genre has peaked. A YouTuber released a video of hers this week and, well, just trust us — nothing is going to top this. Ever.
Paige Ginn, whose YouTube channel contains a lot of funny pranks and flatulence-related content, posted her gender reveal video both on that platform and on her Instagram, where it garnered nearly a million combined views. And it’s pretty easy to see why. In the video, she’s lying on the floor, pantsless, with an arch of pink and blue balloons behind her. After screwing up her face a little and clearly struggling to push it out, she lets rip a massive fart — along with a cloud of blue that shoots from her butt. Yep, that’s right. This woman literally farted out her gender reveal.
The video then cuts to her friends celebrating her big news (several of them also sans pants, for some reason), but good luck hearing that over your cackling. I don’t care how poised and put together you may be, how much disdain you may have for the base level humor of a fart joke — if you don’t laugh at this video, you’re a robot, not a human.
And when you think about it, Ginn’s reveal is kind of a genius piece of art. Sure, fart jokes are funny on their own. But using a big ol’ honker of a toot to reveal her unborn baby’s sex perfectly captures the ridiculousness of the entire concept of a gender reveal. It’s weird and kind of dumb to be so invested in your future child’s sex organs that you’re willing to risk setting fire to your car in the name of “celebrating.” And it’s completely terrifying that people are willing to attempt such massive stunts centered around those future sex organs that people actually get killed.
So now that gender reveals have officially peaked, can we chill out on them? Or, better yet, can everyone start farting them out? It beats explosions, plane crashes, and wildfires, no one else will die, and it’s a reveal that’s just as ridiculous as the entire concept of throwing a party to tell the internet whether your forthcoming kid has a P or a V. We’re here for that.