Another day, another gender reveal party. If you thought the gamut of all things viral was covered by this time of the year, especially this year, allow us to introduce you to the latest one on the internet—a gender reveal party that cost a whopping $100,000.
Continue reading to know all about the now-viral party and how the world reacted to it.
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عايلة انصالة شكرا لكم على حبكم!! شكرا لانكم جزء من حياتنا، قصتنا و كل شي نسويه! We love you! ITS A BOY🙏 @emaardubai @burjkhalifa @mydubai @thedubaimall @namshi thank you for welcoming us here, being a part of our family, and most importantly this amazing surprise! Too much love❤️ #الحمدلله #thankyouEmaar #biggestbabyrevealever #anasalaBKReveal
Dubai-based Syrian influencers, Anas and Asala Marwah, lit up the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, to reveal the gender of their second child. The influencers, who go by 'The Anasala Family' on Youtube, have a following of seven million while their Instagram followers amount to 2.5 million. It is not yet known whether the event was organised by a company or paid for by the couple themselves, though their Instagram doesn't refer to the massive party as an ad, as is the mandate for paid promotions. As per reports by several Dubai dailies, the cost amounted to $100,000, or possibly more.
For the final event, a countdown was projected on the Burj Khalifa, later turning blue and proclaiming "It's a Boy!". Of course, there have also been Instagram posts building up to it, the hashtag #biggestBabyRevealEver leading up to it. In snippets of the video shared over Instagram, the couple can be seen watching the countdown with their daughter, family and friends from a platform far away, signs of social distancing dismal, with masks askew. Amid the music playing, people gathered can be seen congratulating the couple by hugging them, some rushing to seal the moment by clicking pictures. This comes on the same day when the UAE government talked about a five-time spike in COVID-19 cases, warning the public to follow the rules.
Viewed about 1.7 million times on Youtube, where the bulk of their following comes from, the gender reveal party has sparked a lot of outrage. It also follows on the heels of another gender reveal party which lead to the massive wildfire in California. Naturally, Twitter had thoughts, ranging from disbelief to "I wanna be gender reveal on the Burj Khalifa rich".
Syrians are displaced internally, displaced externally, in squalid camps and under trees, hungry, in need of aid, food, baby milk and medical supplies and treatment and the son of former Syrian Coalition member spends $95,000 on a gender reveal party. Disgustingly shameful. https://t.co/r1aXZkyoUk— rebels wear masks (@riseuprebel) September 9, 2020
Dubai couple project ‘It’s a boy!’ on world’s tallest tower in gender reveal party.— Junaid (@ibrownlad) September 10, 2020
It cost them $140,000 pic.twitter.com/2XuxBgyY99
I wanna be gender reveal on the Burj Khalifa rich pic.twitter.com/89d0c0Dibg— nathan (@868nathan) September 10, 2020
Dads overreacting when they find out they’re having a boy just doesn’t sit right with me https://t.co/nACKyjcJ6M— Bethany Moore 🌈 (@bethanymooore) September 11, 2020
Gender reveal parties have been in vogue for a while now, the trend catching up with more and more people hosting them when expecting a kid. But clearly it needs to be spelled out that a raging pandemic isn't the best time to have one.
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