This week, YouTubers Anas and Asala Marwah, who manage the Anasala Family YouTube account, where they have more than 7.7 million subscribers, shared a 15-minute video on the platform showing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai lit up. to reveal they had a boy. .
In the video, which has been viewed over 18 million times on Saturday, the couple, their family and friends gather to watch the extravagant light show, which included a 10-second countdown, to find out the sex of their loved one. second child.
When the lights on the tallest building turned blue and read, “It’s a boy,” the couple could be seen clapping and celebrating.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for two months now,” Asala said in Arabic in the video before the revelation, according to Le New York Post.
“We want to do something special but also memorable so that [the] the family will come back and see what we have built and created, ”said Anas.
While gender disclosures aren’t a new phenomenon, the pair’s elaborate version met with backlash on social media as it came after it was determined that a gender reveal party was the cause of the The El Dorado fire in California, which burned nearly 14,000 people. acres and is only 37 percent contained since its launch last weekend.
“It’s not the energy to have with what’s going on in California right now,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another said: “Gender reveals the need to quit in 2020. #Dubai #GenderReveal.”
“It must stop. A sex-revealing party sparked a wildfire in California this week. Another in Dubai cost thousands of dollars to announce the project to Burj Khalifa. Gender reveal parties launch gender stereotypes on children even before they are born. #Letkidsbekids, ”someone else wrote.
While there has been speculation the couple paid thousands for the genre’s announcement, they told the Daily mail: “We did not pay any amount to any entity to make this happen. All that is said are rumors.
“Oh my God no. The fire that evacuated parts of California is from a GENDER RELEASING PART, ”wrote Jenna Karvunidis, who runs the High Gloss And Sauce blog on Facebook. ” Stop that. Stop having these stupid parties. For goodness sake, stop burning things to tell everyone about your child’s penis. Nobody cares that you.
She added: “It was 116 degrees in Pasadena yesterday and this tool thought it would be smart to start a fire about your child’s crap. Toxic masculinity is men who think they need to blow something up because just enjoying a baby shower is for sissies.
The independent contacted Anas and Asala Marwah for comment.