A Nov 11 article in The Atlantic tells us: "Blame it on Instagram one-upsmanship; blame it on a new 'over-celebration of life events' in general, as my colleague Alia Wong did; or blame it on the timeless human impulse to see what happens when you try something stupid, but gender-reveal disasters are now happening somewhat regularly."
The Atlantic is right to trace this pululating imbecility to Instagram foolishness. Which is also responsible for many deaths when people tried to get dramatic selfies on the edges of cliffs. Many Darwin Award finalists. Instagram fixation leads to mindless lust for likes online, a fantasy of fame fakery, which generates hasty over-the-top situations as people desperately quest to satisfy a truly pathetic thirst for attention.