- Jenna Karvunidis, blogger and influencer who started the popular gender reveal parties, has called for the end of the celebrations
- The influencer spoke up after the El Dorado wildfire that swept through California were started by a trendy party that went wrong
- Jenna has asked people to stop having the parties
Days after authorities blamed a gender reveal party for one of several wildfires in California, the creator of the practice has called for an end to the toxic trend.
Blogger, Jenna Karvunidis, condemned the parties after one was identified as the cause of the unfortunate El Dorado fire.
In a Facebook post shared by the blogger, she said she had been receiving hate messages for starting the trend by baking a cake with hidden pink icing inside in 2008.
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“Stop it. Stop having these stupid parties. For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid's penis. No one cares but you. Toxic masculinity is men thinking they need to explode something because simply enjoying a baby party is for sissies.”
This is not the first time Jenna has spoken about the parties. In another Facebook post in 2019, she bashed the events after her child for whom the 2008 reveal was held came out as non-binary.
“Who cares what gender the baby is? Assigning focus on gender at birth leaves out so much of their potential and talents that have nothing to do with what is between their legs. Plot twist, the world’s first gender-reveal party baby is a girl who wears suits!”
The influencer was also worried about her image after her post made it to the media in the US.
“Please do not let them paint me as an ignorant white hillbilly with terrible ideas and instead print all the things I said about ‘gender’ being the last thing anyone should [be] worried about with a new baby."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian comedian Basketmouth shared his thoughts concerning the wildfire in California, United States of America.
Wildfires, lightning-ignited blazes have burned more than 1.25 million acres in the state. The fires have also claimed the lives of people and destroyed buildings.
Reacting to this, Basketmouth stated on his Instagram story that he would pick bad government over natural disaster.
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