A gender reveal party had a wig-snatching twist.


This unique gender reveal party is literally wig-snatching

There's a hairy twist.


Alexis Tatum

Internet Culture

Published Oct 8, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:39 am CDT

A viral gender reveal party brings a whole new meaning to “wig-snatching.”

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On Monday morning, a Twitter user shared a video with the caption, “best gender reveal I’ve seen.” The clip shows an expecting mother popping a balloon, seemingly expecting blue or pink confetti to burst out. The video takes a turn when a woman (presumably her mother) removes her black wig to reveal blue hair underneath, signaling that the baby will be a boy.

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The unexpected twist has earned nearly 100,000 retweets and lots of humorous replies within a few hours.

While some called the stunt “ghetto,” because, you know, the participants are Black, others shot down that racist stereotype to say that the gender reveal is simply creative.

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Many respondents even said that they might use a colorful wig for their own gender reveals.


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This gender reveal is one of many that have made waves on the internet recently, including one unfortunate case that resulted in a huge wildfire. Perhaps this viral video will spark a trend in future gender reveals—as well as wig purchases.

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*First Published: Oct 8, 2018, 10:24 pm CDT