Gender reveal party that caused a wildfire ridiculed as ‘straight culture’

Tweets from people making fun of Dennis Dickey's gender reveal wildfire in Arizona

The gender reveal party which sparked a wildfire in Arizona has been dubbed “peak straight white nonsense” in a wave of online ridicule after authorities released a video of the explosion.

Hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes during the week-long 47,000-acre ‘Sawmill Fire’ caused by border patrol agent Dennis Dickey, which required around 800 firefighters and $8.2 million to extinguish it in April 2017.

The US Forest Service released video of the gender reveal incident on Tuesday (November 27) following a Freedom of Information Act request by news outlet KVOA. 

Watch Dennis Dickey’s gender reveal start a wildfire:

It shows Dickey shooting a target decorated with the words “boy” and “girl” and containing a legal explosive substance called tannerite, as the Arizona Daily Star reported.

“Start packing up,” the person filming the video can be heard shouting as fire quickly spreads over the dry patch of grass.

Dennis Dickey’s gender reveal sparks widespread mockery

Disbelieving Twitter users have reacted to Dickey’s actions by making fun of him—and straight people in general—for taking the already-mocked practice of gender reveal parties to explosive new heights.

“Straight people are a hazard to society”

— @pulvdiggity

One person wrote: “Honestly, a border control agent shooting target for a gender reveal for a male baby and starting a wildfire is peak straight white nonsense.”

Another user simply stated: “Straight people are a hazard to society,” which was a common sentiment, with other commenters writing tweets like: “Straight people, smh” and “straight people are wack.”

Tweet about the 47,000-acre wildfire in Arizona

One Twitter user called the gender reveal wildfire “peak straight white nonsense” (ErinPrivratsky/twitter)

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