This unique gender reveal party is literally wig-snatching

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

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.

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

https://twitter.com/TheRealEHelm/status/1049337671875747841

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.

https://twitter.com/headassqueeen/status/1049349786384715777

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

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.

Alexis Tatum

Alexis Tatum

Alexis Tatum studies journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She's an editorial intern with the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Orange magazine and the Daily Texan.