We’ve seen some weird and wonderful gender reveals lately, and this one might just be the most inventive (or rather, gross) yet.
YouTube comedian, Paige Ginn, who is best known for her tripping stunts in public, posted a video of herself farting blue baby powder in a now-viral video.
We watch her fart the colour, at which point her waiting friends burst into excitable applause.
The tweet has been watched 11 million times and while it’s been confirmed it was a prank, people who thought it was true had very conflicting views about it.
“Some people will sell their soul for 5 seconds of attention,” one of the more cynical tweets read.
“This app never fails to bring unneeded things into my life,” another said.
Yesterday, the comedian wrote: “All future gender reveals are cancelled”, perhaps a sign of her opinion on the popular trend.
some people will sell their soul for 5 seconds of attention— Karl and the Leafs - T1D 💉 (@karlandtheleafs) November 12, 2019
this app never fails to bring unneeded things into my life— #WORKING NOVEMBER 29TH (@SBK_UK) November 12, 2019
My favorite part of this video is somebody squeezed colored chalk out of a tube and into her butt.— Jonathan Morris (@JonatelloM) November 12, 2019
I just watched this so many times hahahahahaha wtf I love it— sLeigh (@Leigh_Gayland) November 12, 2019
Omg that’s actually clever— Samantha (@samski611) November 12, 2019
The baby powder - or coloured chalk - lingers in the air for a couple of seconds while her friends jump up and down in surprise.
“My favorite [sic] part of this video is somebody squeezed colored [sic] chalk out of a tube and into her butt.” One comment astutely notes.
While most people were pretty grossed out by the whole thing, the video also came with its fair share of praise.
“Omg that’s actually clever.” One impressed tweeter wrote. Others simply tagged their friends claiming that it’s something they would do, but nobody realised it was all just a rouse.
The rise of viral gender reveal videos comes as the mum who originally invented the craze admits she has changed her stance on the trend.
“I've felt a lot of mixed feelings about my random contribution to the culture,” Jenna Karvunidis revealed in a heartfelt Facebook post.
“Who cares what gender the baby is? I did at the time because we didn't live in 2019 and didn't know what we know now - that assigning focus on gender at birth leaves out so much of their potential and talents that have nothing to do with what's between their legs.”
Words by Caroline Allen
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