Justin Bieber and Wife Hailey Under Fire for April Fools’ Pregnancy Prank

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Another year, another April Fools’ Day pregnancy prank! Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, are under fire this year after playing an elaborate pregnancy prank to Justin’s 107 million Instagram followers.

On April Fools’ Day, Justin took to his Instagram to share a sonogram with no caption, leaving his fans skeptical on whether or not the post was a prank.

He quickly followed it up with a shot of his wife, Hailey, appearing to have a baby bump as she gets examined by a doctor and a nurse with the caption, “If U thought it was April fools.”

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If U thought it was April fools

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This, of course, seemed convincing enough to prompt fans and even fellow celebrities to comment with congratulatory messages.

Finally, he shared another sonogram showing a puppy instead of a baby with the caption, “Wait omg is that a…APRIL FOOLS.”

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Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS

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Naturally, the prank sparked some backlash as many found the joke to be insensitive. In fact, prior to April Fools’ Day, a post was spreading across social media warning people to not joke about pregnancy, saying 1 in 4 women suffer from infertility and miscarriages.

But apparently, Justin didn’t get the memoโ€” and fans were disappointed.

Some might recall that former “Bachelor” Arie Luyendyk Jr. found himself under fire last year for the same prank. However, he and Lauren Burnham areย actually now expecting a real baby.