A couple has sparked an outrage after they decided to dye an entire waterfall for their big gender reveal stunt.
With many people fighting for ‘likes’ on social media, some couples rely on bizarre stunts to get the spotlight even for just a short period of time.
This couple from Brazil wanted to be seen as unique and decided to dye the waters of a breathtaking 60ft waterfall blue during their 50-people party.
In the video they posted on social media, their guests could be seen hugging each other as they watched the waterfall turned blue.
But social media users were quick to slam the couple, with many pointing out how irresponsible and dangerous dying a waterfall is for the environment.
One person wrote: “How thick does your skull have to be to not be able to put together that dying the natural water recourse might not be the best for the environment and its eco-system?”
Another said: “I hope all those involved are heavily fined/jailed. First forest fires, now polluting a waterfall that’s also a city’s drinking source??”
A third added: “It is already ridiculous the amount of pesticides that are being thrown in the waterfalls and now they want to create more environmental impact. Ridiculous!!!!”
Someone else added: “Let’s not only pollute a natural, beautiful waterfall and all the water flowing down it into the lake/river, but let’s also set off smoke bombs. All of this is in some actual nature. Plant life and wildlife all around. Oh, throw in a bunch of balloons too that we probably won’t clean up and just leave here.”
In a statement, Mato Grosso’s Environment Protection Agency told PEOPLE that the act of harming a waterfall is considered an ‘environmental infraction.’
A relative of the couple was reportedly fined $1,933 (10,000 Brazilian reals) after it was discovered that they used a substance called ‘Blue Lake,’ which is used for dyeing swimming pools and bodies of water.
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