Couple’s $130k gender reveal angers
Gender reveals have been getting out of hand lately.
One involving fireworks in LA sparked a massive wildfire on the weekend that is still continuing to blaze through the San Bernardino National Forest in California.
But none of that has stopped a famous YouTube family in their quest to have the "biggest gender reveal ever".
Anas Marwah, a Syrian-Canadian YouTube star with 7.5 million followers, has gone viral after sharing his next-level gender reveal.
The social media influencer lives in the notoriously opulent (and somewhat excessive) Dubai with his wife Aayla and daughter Mila. And the family decided to light up the city's iconic Burj Khalifa when it cam to revealing the sex of their impending second child.
The skyscraper is no regular building - it is in fact the world's tallest, standing at 829.8m with a staggering 163 floors.
A video shared just hours ago on Anas' Instagram shows the extremely extra gender reveal in all its glory - and already it has been viewed nearly a million times.
The Burj Khalifa flashed a variety of pink and blue in the build-up to the big moment - including a silhouette of the couple - before a 10-second countdown flashed up on the side of the building.
When it reached zero, a pink line and a blue line wiggled all the way up to the peak of the building's spire then turned blue and read: "It's a boy."
The clip then pans to the excited parents, who are clutching two-year-old Mila throughout, and shows them jumping for joy.
An extended 15-minute video of the showstopping stunt has also been shared on Anas' YouTube account, which shows him and Aayla dressing up for the occasion.
Aayla wore a white gown embellished with feathers and sequins while Anas wore a casual checked grey suit. Both wore face masks to match their outfits.
Reaction to the lavish celebration has been huge, with the couple's YouTube video being viewed almost 10 million times in the last 24 hours and receiving almost 200,000 comments.
Some, written in Arabic and roughly translated, wished the couple congratulations and labelled it the "most beautiful video".
However on Twitter users have branded it "nauseating ridiculousness", claiming the pair spent 350,000 United Arab Emirates Dirham, which is roughly $130,000.
More on the nauseating ridiculousness of gender reveals, I give you this 350,000 Dhms ~ 100K USD gender reveal in Dubai. I am ashamed for them, but it seems they have no shame. I pity the children...https://t.co/A0TwbHD7Ge— Dr. Nour Halabi (@noor_halabi) September 9, 2020
I agree. However, this is all a publicity stunt.— Tasneem Farhat (@TasneemFarhatt) September 9, 2020
1. Its ranked the biggest gender reveal ever made till now.
2. The money he paid, he’ll get them back easily through the views, shares, and controversy it all created. So I’m pretty sure they couldn’t care less 😂
This Arab couple paid $100,000 for a gender reveal to be revealed in Dubais famous buildings burj khalifa. How stupid are humans now a days? Instead of spending that much for 10 seconds of your time, could have used that money to donate to the Middle East.— ܡܸܢܘܿ (@Minuu09) September 9, 2020
Someone did a gender reveal on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Cost 350 grand or so they say. Gammiest looking thing I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/Z93GpNMWRJ— Aifric Ní Chríodáin (@aifreckle) September 9, 2020
did i just see a gender reveal...on the burj khalifa????— Aanand (@uhnund) September 9, 2020
I was gonna make a comment about that burj khalifa gender reveal but it’s so disgusting tone deaf and full of opportunists that I decided it wasn’t worth my energy— lilah (@2awbi2atiye) September 9, 2020
Would you spend $130,000 on a gender reveal party? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Originally published as Couple's $130k gender reveal angers