Dad doesn’t hide his disappointment at gender reveal party

Photo Credit: matthb92/TikTok

An Australian dad has gone viral after ‘failing’ to hide his disappointment at a gender reveal party.

In the video posted on the social media platform TikTok, a couple is seen in the backyard of a home, preparing to pop a balloon to discover the gender of their unborn child. Mom is holding a young girl in her arms while dad prepares to do the honors.

As the pair pop the large black balloon, smaller pink balloons and confetti are revealed.

Dad is noticeably disappointed, throwing pieces of the balloon to the ground and appears to curse before the video stops.

Photo Credit: matthb92/TikTok

The moment was captured on camera and posted to TikTok, where it has since been viewed more than 500,000 times.

Here’s the video!

Predictably, the reactions and comments were mixed. Some saw the funny side of dad’s unfiltered reaction, while other’s were critical and judgmental.

Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children. – Brene Brown

From the Comments section:

The Judgy

“Don’t worry. Your daughter won’t want you either.”

“His daughter is going to be heartbroken when she sees this when she is older. Whatever biased opinions [sic] should disappear when you are having children.”

“I’d have that same reaction if I woke up every day & realized I was married to him 😠”

The Supportive

“Just because he was disappointed doesn’t mean he’s going to love the baby any less 🥺”

“People are so mean 🥺 he wanted a boy. it doesn’t mean he’s not going to love his daughter. geez people 😲”

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