With the rise of social media fame, gender reveals have grown increasingly popular. And, more gender reveals means more failed ones, ranging from cringe-worthy to downright hilarious. From kids crying over unwanted results to painful party favor malfunctions, these gender reveal fails for 2020 will make these folks more infamous than famous.
We know this is intended to be a funny post, but the first one is the most obvious, and the worst: the gender reveal that sparked the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County.
While officials haven’t released surveillance footage of the incident due to ongoing investigations, they described the recording to CNN. In it, a couple and several children can be seen walking into the grass while another person appears to light a device. As the device ignites, the family could be seen “scrambling” and grabbing water bottles to try to stop the growing fire. Sadly, it wasn’t enough.
As of this writing, the fire is 66% contained and roughly 19,000 acres have burned. No charges have been filed against the family yet.
Tom and Kristin Cressotti wanted the reveal of their baby’s gender to be spectacular, so they bought smoke bombs designed to shoot 30 feet into the air. From the photo above, you can tell that it didn’t work out so well.
But this isn’t the only explosion to come from these events…