Laughing while crying tears of sadness seems to be the name of the game in 2020. Americans are battling the intense wildfires that are ravaging the West Coast, turning the sky red, and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Meanwhile, internet users have been mercilessly poking fun at gender reveal parties after one such event led to the outbreak of a massive fire in Southern California. The El Dorado Fire started because of a pyrotechnic device on September 5 and has since then burned over 13.5k acres of land.
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Bored Panda spoke about the El Dorado fire with Joe Wadlington who is in San Francisco right now and created one of the gender reveal memes. He said that nobody should be playing around with pyrotechnic devices, explosives, or fireworks during wildfire season in California because the consequences can be massive. “Gender reveal parties are already toxic and unnecessary. Now people are starting wildfires. I’m in San Francisco right now and it’s slowly raining ash outside my window.” Read on for the rest of his insights. Bored Panda also reached out to ‘Know Your Meme’s’ Senior Editor Matt Schimkowitz to hear his take on gender reveal memes. Check out what he had to say below as well.