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.”
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.”
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 memo— and fans were disappointed.
Justin Bieber’s pregnancy April fools joke was pathetic. Bye 👋
— 𝚟𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚟𝚘𝚗 𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚣 (@iamjesswinter) April 2, 2019
Justin Bieber lying about Hailey being pregnant is beyond disrespectful. 1 in 4 women suffer from infertility, miscarriages, still born babies. How fucking disrespectful, April fools or not, fake pregnancy announcements are fucking disgusting. Are we still doing this in 2019?
— kaitlyn (@sowrongitsjack) April 2, 2019
So Justin Bieber posts a pregnancy April fools and everyone’s laughing it off? I don’t care if you’re famous or not, if you pretend to be pregnant for a joke you’re an A class bellend xx
— Liv Venables (@Livvenables_) April 1, 2019
LISTEN, I DONT CARE IF YOU ARE JUSTIN BIEBER OR HAILEY BALDWIN, A FAKE PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE.
— k a i d e n (@kaidrae) April 1, 2019
Justin Bieber knows he’s lacking relevancy that now he’s doing desperate things for attention. Sort your life out man its embarrassing. He’s got real insecurities. Sad that he’s got it all but is nothing
— – (@peacewithme4eva) April 1, 2019
justin bieber faking hailey being pregnant is… gross & insensitive pic.twitter.com/2W3ZUhTywm
— abs (@abby_blasco) April 1, 2019
Some might recall that former “Bachelor” Arie Luyendyk Jr. found himself under fire last year for the same prank. However, he and Lauren Burnham are actually now expecting a real baby.
— Arie Luyendyk Jr. (@ariejr) April 1, 2018