Jenna Karvunidis, the woman who famously started the trend of gender reveal parties, has in recent years engaged with the dialogue of how problematic gender reveal parties can actually be.
After the discovery that a gender reveal party caused the massive California wildfires that endangered thousands of families, Karvunidis is in no uncertain words telling folks that they have taken their proclivity for gender pyrotechnics way too far.
In a Facebook post, Karvunidis called the pyrotechnic device that caused the fire to break out of control a display of "toxic masculinity."
"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. "
@CNN You can't put that genie back in the bottle. This what happens when people try to over dramatize the most gene… https://t.co/TpYJaC2Pvl— CJ (@CJ)1599515644.0
@CNN It's the high of irresponsibility to still do this kind of stunts after all the accidents that have happened.… https://t.co/Itvmdviwyn— Nick Orgofman (@Nick Orgofman)1599533882.0
@CNN Wow!! $8 million in restitution for a reveal party. Perhaps that will send a message to future parents.That ki… https://t.co/nmLO8xY604— Speak Up (@Speak Up)1599515990.0
@CNN It was actually a stupidity reveal party.— Samuel B. Roberts (@Samuel B. Roberts)1599515875.0
@CNN Gender reveal parties should be...give everyone a wallet. If there’s a dollar in it, it’s a boy. If there 72 c… https://t.co/DM7aVH5OPx— Susan Torrey (@Susan Torrey)1599520807.0
Karvunidis is not new to speaking out against gender reveal parties.
Despite being credited as the "inventor"—after Karvunidis' child came out as gender non-conforming she began engaging in the dialogue of why these parties are problematic.
Friendly reminder that Jenna Karvunidis, who is credited with throwing the first gender reveal party ever, now open… https://t.co/AraGpigEQV— Sarah McGonagall (@Sarah McGonagall)1599512848.0
I think I need to clarify that although not mentioned in the Facebook post, the term “gender non-conforming” is one… https://t.co/IMELZ4tdzz— Sarah McGonagall (@Sarah McGonagall)1599517481.0
Also this is the sweetest thing I have ever read, I will protect Bee with my life https://t.co/0WoRlz6iwi— Sarah McGonagall (@Sarah McGonagall)1599517915.0
@gothspiderbitch @BeePeeO6 She also threw it bc she had had multiple miscarriages and it was her first pregnancy th… https://t.co/kx51MlmMeW— Lane (@Lane)1599527143.0
Karvunidis also posted a shortened version of her feelings about the gender reveal party causing a major California wildfire to Twitter.
Toxic masculinity is literally burning our society. Why can't men just enjoy a baby party without having to add agg… https://t.co/o1qKZJiTog— Jenna Myers Karvunidis (@Jenna Myers Karvunidis)1599491894.0
Proverb: When idiots burn down forests with pink or blue bombs, I will wind up on CNN. https://t.co/J2cNDXKcRP— Jenna Myers Karvunidis (@Jenna Myers Karvunidis)1599515292.0
And the fire in California continues to rage.
#ElDoradoFire update: - The acreage now stands at 7,050 - Containment remains at 5% (@CALFIREBDU photo from the F… https://t.co/7VukRQCzf3— San Bernardino National Forest (@San Bernardino National Forest)1599444397.0
Today’s satellite loop over California. Continuing to see an enormous amount of smoke from the #CreekFire in Fresno… https://t.co/TZi3ih1p21— Drew Tuma (@Drew Tuma)1599450889.0
Also, this is the second time in three years a gender reveal party has caused a major wildfire.
In 2017, an off-duty border patrol agent in Arizona threw a gender reveal party that ignited a 47,000 acre wildfire—after the expectant father packed a target with Tannerite, a highly explosive substance and then shot it with a rifle hoping to make it explode either pink or blue.
With the evidence building up that grand displays of gender end in wildfire, perhaps there is something to Karvunidis' plea.
Stop having these parties.