A pregnant mother-of-three has come under fire after sharing her reaction to her fourth baby’s gender reveal.
Kendra Evans is a loving California-based mother-of-four who sparked a divisive debate on social media after sharing a clip showing her breaking into tears over the disappointment she felt when she found out that after having three girls her fourth child was also going to be a girl.
In the viral video, the mother is seen hunching over and bursting into tears as her daughter says: “We get a girl? What? Why do we have to get a girl?”
Sharing the video that racked up nearly five million views on TikTok alone, Kendra pleaded with viewers to try and understand the gender disappointment and not judge her.
At the end of the gender reveal clip, the mother also shared a happy family picture showing the “girl gang” with their newest member.
“Gender disappointment is real so don’t judge us, little did we know our Nellie would complete our family and we couldn’t be happier to be raising our four daughters! Couldn’t imagine life without that sweet girl,” the mother captioned her viral clip.
After the video went viral, plenty of viewers expressed support for the mother-of-four.
“I have three sons who I love more than life itself but gender disappointment is real and it’s ok,” someone said.
“Totally feel you here — this is how I felt when I found out I was having another boy. All I’ve ever wanted was a girl, loving you, mama,” another wrote.
Some viewers, however, slammed the mother and accused her of having a “disgusting reaction” and being “ungrateful” for her fourth daughter.
“This is really sad and appalling. I came from a family of all girls and neither of my parents expressed anything but gratitude for their children,” one user expressed.
Another added: “It’s okay to have a preferred gender for your future baby but your reaction is very inappropriate.”
After a massive backlash, Kendra spoke to People and explained why she was disappointed in her viral clip.
“When I got pregnant with my fourth baby, I knew it was my last and after already having three amazing daughters, it was only natural that I, of course, wanted a boy,” she said.
“On top of that, all three of my pregnancies with my daughters were all the exact same, but with this last pregnancy everything was so different so in my head I swore it was a boy.”
She continued: “All of these thoughts came flooding, thoughts that I’ll never have a son, never be able to experience what it’s like to have a mother-son bond, to have a ‘mama’s boy’ or anything like that.
“Our feelings are valid as humans and gender disappointment should be more normalized. You don’t know anyone’s situation or feelings, and just because somebody is initially disappointed doesn’t mean baby is not loved.”
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