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The biggest gender reveal fails ever: 10 parties gone terribly wrong

What more will it take for parents to decide that gender reveal stunts aren’t worth the risks?


On Wednesday, news broke that an ill-fated gender reveal scheme had resulted in the deaths of two individuals on board a single-engine Cessna 206 after the plane plunged into the ocean near the shores of Cancun — where an expectant family had planned to announce their unborn baby’s sex in a banner overhead. 


The parents-to-be along with friends and family gawked in horror as the aircraft, streaming the sign “It’s a girl!” in tow, took a nosedive into the Nichupte Lagoon. 


The horrific accident is a sobering reminder that such gender reveal stunts have hurt or killed several people in recent years, and have even become a very real threat to the environment. One recent explosive reveal in San Bernardino County, California prompted a forest fire that saw nearly 23,000 acres of wildlife around the El Dorado Ranch Park destroyed. 


The injurious trend even prompted the “inventor” of gender reveal parties, Jenna Karvunidis, to condemn such events going forward.


Jenna Karvunidis, the so-called inventor of the gender reveal party, has pleaded with parents to stop attempting such dangerous stunts. 


“For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid’s penis. No one cares but you,” the parenting blogger wrote last year.


“Excuse me for having a cake for my family in 2008,” Karvunidis continued. “Just because I’m the gEnDeR rEvEaL iNVeNtoR doesn’t mean I think people should burn down their communities. STOP.”


In the spirit of safety — and squashing the increasingly problematic trend of declaring your child’s gender before they do — here’s a round-up of some of the most outlandish, idiotic and too-often tragic gender reveal outcomes in recent history:


Plot: An Arizona family packed a giant “bullseye” with explosives 



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