Is it a boy? Is it a girl?
No, it’s an excuse to throw a party that involves an alligator in very close proximity to children, hosted by a bloke that appears to be a redneck, American version of Steve Irwin.
Come now, of course this took place in America.
Gender reveal parties have been spiralling out of control for a while now, and it appears Uproxx have also had enough:
…the true duty of Facebook is by now well established: assigning a gender to an unborn child. These babies are either pink or blue, definitely no exceptions, and we need some kind of Rube Goldberg contraption to help drag this whole thing out.
Or, if you live in Louisiana, you fill a hollowed-out watermelon with some colored [sic] goo and toss it into an alligator’s mouth.
…the best part of the video happens after the reveal, where a child of already-assigned gender plops down to roll around on the ground next to the alligator, who absolutely notices said child and starts to make its move.
The original Facebook video can be found here – enjoy taking in this whole scene from down south in Louisiana:
No one wants to see a child being eaten by an alligator, but I’m sure someone, somewhere, is piping up about natural selection.
Here’s something you might not know – each state in the US has a number of official state symbols. Louisiana is no different, with this list via Wikipedia:
There it is, right down the bottom – long live the Louisiana ‘gator.
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