Singer and actress Demi Lovato has slammed gender reveal parties in a lengthy Instagram post, branding them ‘transphobic’.
She decided to write the nine-page Instagram post to take aim at the rising trend of families and friends gathering to gender reveal parties that have even ended up badly.
She shared the post titled ‘Why Gender Reveals Are Transphobic’, and even though it was originally written by Alok Vaid-Menon, Lovato encouraged her followers to share the information with the rest of the world.
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The post already received more than 260k likes, but people in the comments were divided. Some believe that this assessment of reveal parties is ‘too far’, and even though they’re not fans of the parties themselves, they don’t believe transphobia is the reason for it.
The post concludes that people are taught to experience themselves and one another as ideas of how they should be, and not the reality of what they are and what is. According to the author, the irony is that trans and gender non-conforming people are accused of advancing a gender ideology, while in reality, they’re trying to escape it.