The baby gender reveal game continues to kill people. This time there were no explosives to blame for the death of two people who reportedly died when a gender reveal plane took a nosedive into the Caribbean off the coast of Cancun after giving an expecting couple the news that they’d be bringing a baby girl into the world.
According to news outlets, the soon-to-be parents were on a boat watching the plane do stunts when the big reveal came. “It’s a girl!” someone screams as the plane sent out a pink smoke signal. “It’s all good as long as it doesn’t end up crashing into us,” another person says as the plane does what it was paid to do, entertain the couple.
And then this happens. So much for a happy day on the water learning the sex of your baby.
— ANews (@anews) April 1, 2021
“Local media gave varying accounts of the numbers of people on board the Cessna-type aircraft, suggesting the crew was made up of between two and four people. The navy came to the aid of the victims,” Mexican news outlet Debate reported, according to The U.S. Sun.
“The pilot and the co-pilot were reportedly both recovered from the water but one died during the rescue and the other was declared dead while receiving first aid on land.”
Those of you who’ve been around the last few months know I’ve been on the gender reveal death beat as more and more people are killed while revealing the sex of babies still in the womb. In February, a New York man was killed when a gender reveal device blew up. Authorities said the pipe device exploded while the victim was working on it. In another February gender reveal mishap, an innocent bystander was killed when a reveal cannon exploded.
Cops say gun powder loaded into the cannon caused “a fracture, resulting in shrapnel being spread in the area.”
Aerial stunt gender reveals appear to be big business in Mexico where people can crank up the reveals via helicopters, planes, and even painted chickens. There are even chicken fights where each fighter has a bag of powder wrapped around their ankles and then the chickens bust the bags open during battle.
Folks, be careful out there. I know you want the content for your social media channels, but how about we take it down a notch and have some gender reveal cake or something simple. There’s no use in dying for that flaming hot IG content. OK?
Gender reveals in Mexico are 10x better 👶🏼 @valledeguadalupe pic.twitter.com/sAl3gbqEbP
— Bruno (@brunoxreyess) March 22, 2021
My cousin in Mexico got a whole plane for her gender reveal 😂 pic.twitter.com/6btWaebiMw
— BigFern 🏊♂️ (@DC5_FERN) October 13, 2019
my family in Mexico had a gender reveal and they really painted a CHICKEN PINK 😂i have never seen anyone do that yet🤣 pic.twitter.com/QZRruM8XPd
— 🦋 (@julissamarbella) August 9, 2020