While the classic response when you ask expecting parents the gender of their baby is, "we don't care about the gender, as long as the baby is healthy," it's natural for some parents to be hopeful for one result over another. Of course, gender is fluid and expecting girls to wear all pink and play with princess dolls while boys roll around in the dirt and have a blue bedroom decorated with baseball bats is very outdated, the tradition of a "Gender Reveal Party" remains. Slipping a bakery the verdict and cutting into a pink or blue cake, setting off blue or pink fireworks or fog, or even getting too creative and lighting landscapes on fire that end in disaster are all popular techniques.
Still, getting your hopes up too high to see blue frosting or pink smoke is never a good idea, and it is usually best to just trust that you'll be a loving and supportive parent regardless or the gender your child identifies with. So, when a dad consulted the internet's moral compass, "Am I the As*hole?" for advice on how to deal with his disappointment, people were there to issue a verdict.