A gender reveal stunt went tragically wrong earlier this week when a plane crashed into the ocean.
The footage has left people utterly horrified...
2 people ended up losing their lives in the fatal accident.
Scroll on for the full story...
Now, finding out the gender of a baby is an exciting concept...
And most parents-to-be, whether they like to admit it or not, have a burning curiosity as to what sex their child will be.
While many parents prefer to wait and see until the special day...
There are so many couples out there who want to find out early... and, of course, make a pretty big fuss over it.
This is when "gender reveal" parties come into the equation...
And more than often, they're a huge deal.
What ever happened to just finding out and leaving it there?
Long gone are the days when people would intimately find out their baby's gender at a scan and just going home with the happy news!
Some excited parents-to-be will go to some pretty extreme lengths to construct the perfect gender reveal party for their family and friends...
And many will happily spend thousands of dollars on the theatrics.
It's a big no from us...
But some just take things way too far...
I just watched a gender reveal video on Facebook where a guy puts a watermelon full of blue jello in a live alligator's mouth and then after the "reveal" the man has to wrestle the alligator to stop it from attacking his family pic.twitter.com/jJ1PSLCSQ0— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) March 27, 2018
Including a lizard-loving dad who used a live alligator to reveal the gender of his child.
It's a no from us...
But the most recent dramatic gender reveal ended in utter tragedy...
And people have been left both stunned and appalled over the lengths people will go to to throw a gender reveal spectacle.
STOP 👏🏽 DYING 👏🏽 OVER 👏🏽 GENDER 👏🏽 REVEALS 👏🏽— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 1, 2021
These things are getting ridiculous. Seeing a lot of “gender reveals” go wrong & end badly. Why does everything have to be to the extremes? Such a tragedy.— Biden/Harris2020 #Democrats2020 (@dawn_dawnandava) April 1, 2021
I hate the vanity that surrounds the gender reveal events. Why do people feel this is necessary or even desired?— pennyivycottage (@penny_candy__) April 1, 2021
Why are people still doing this shit?— mynx63 (@mynx63) April 1, 2021
Just fucking tell people via text messages or FB. These stupid gender reveals are not worth your life.— Still Resisting The GQP (@GopSister) April 1, 2021
These idiotic, obnoxious, narcissistic, dangerous, irrelevant gender reveals have got to stop.— Justice4All (@4sutq8) April 1, 2021
I'm really sorry that people lost their lives, but why the fuck are planes involved to say 'we are having a boy or girl'????— CoCo💙BiDeN&HaRRiS💙✊🏾🏳️🌈 (@keep_resisting5) April 1, 2021
These over the top gender reveals need to go. Both the the “gender reveals” for my children were—-when they were born. Just as exciting and just as special.— Mama_C2 🇺🇸 (@mama_c2) April 1, 2021
So tragic. I wish we could just stick to cakes. 💔— KaliJ (@KDJ_Zen) April 1, 2021
No more gender reveal stunts!— eltra1n (@eltra1n) April 1, 2021
These gender reveals are stupid and completely unnecessary.— Mario (@NotMario33) April 1, 2021
The tragic incident occurred above the Caribbean Sea in the Nichupte Lagoon off the coast of Cancun in south-eastern Mexico on Tuesday this week.
A couple along with their guests were celebrating an extravagant gender reveal party that involved them watch a light aircraft perform stunts while they were on a boat.
Footage of the plane flying around was captured and uploaded on Twitter...
And cheers from the crowd can be heard before someone screams, "It's a girl!" as the plane reveals the gender through a large banner.
But then, things go horribly wrong.
The aircraft suddenly plummets towards the water and disappears under the waves, which is when the video cuts off.
According to the Mexican news outlet Debate, the navy came to the aid of those involved in the crash...
They recovered the pilot and the co-pilot from the water, but one sadly died during the rescue and the other was declared dead while receiving first aid on dry land.
The parents-to-be and their guests weren't harmed from the boat they were watching the performance on...
And the federal civil aviation agency has begun its investigation into what caused the crash, according to Metro.
You can watch the shocking footage here:
WARNING GRAPHIC ⚠️ Two people in Cancun are killed during a gender reveal after a tragic plane accident pic.twitter.com/dGdV2wU11M— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 1, 2021
Rest in Peace to the 2 pilots who lost their lives in this deadly stunt.