The Lion King Begins with a Gender Reveal Party & People Are Shook
'The Lion King' Begins with a Gender Reveal Party & People Are Shook
Et tu Disney?
LGBTQ+ people usually give gender reveals a giant eye roll. We know that gender can't be boxed into just pink and blue shades and are wary of the kind of pressures these ideas of what a boy and a girl should act like, look like, etc. place on children.
It's safe to say that most of us are over the trend, especially since they've become deadly. Some of the most recent in our memory sparked an $8 million dollar wildfire in Arizona, or the plane crash in Texas, or the faulty pipe bomb explosion that killed an Iowan grandmother.
But a realization on Twitter proves that gender reveals as we've come to know them go beyond 2008, but to the year 1994, the animated world, and perhaps the animal kingdom?
Cue The Lion King. That iconic first note of "Circle of Life" begins. The animals of the kingdom make their way to Pride Rock, where Mufasa and Serabi are presenting Simba, the next king of the Pride Lands to the world and...hold up...is this is a gender reveal party?!
Et tu Disney?
Twitter had some hilarious reactions:
None— Joey (@Joey) 1573449494
\u201c@davidehrlich From what I've seen in the news lately, if it was an actual gender reveal party, it would have looked more like this:\u201d— Eddy Bruel (@Eddy Bruel) 1573508378
And, of course, the debates began. With modern-day homo sapiens, gender reveals usually happen before the baby is born, but do lions have access to sonogram technology? Maybe "baby shower" is a more appropriate term in this instance? Or a feline baptism?
Whatever this ceremony is, at least they let Simba be himself and didn't try to force him into being someone he didn't want to-
Wait a minute...