Justin Bieber has been heavily criticised for his ‘disrespectful’ April Fools prank - by pretending his wife Hailey Baldwin was pregnant. The 25-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday evening to share a snap of an ultrasound scan, but fans were not happy when the singer later announced it was all a joke.
Originally, the popstar posted a picture of a scan (which had the date 2012 in the corner - leading people to think it was a set up), and Hailey simply responded by commenting ‘Very funny’. But, to make the ‘prank’ more elaborate, he then shared a photo of the model being examined by doctors. Justin captioned the images: "If U thought it was April fools." He then shared another ultrasound snap with a puppy in the middle and captioned it: "Wait omg is that a... APRIL FOOLS".
"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?" one disappointed fan shared. Another wrote on Twitter: "I’ve never been mad at @justinbieber but today I’m disappointed in him for posting a fake pregnancy announcement. Honestly, not a funny joke when millions of women are struggling with infertility and other issues of the sort. Sad, @justinbieber."
“Those that don't understand why people are upset about Justin Bieber's April Fool's 'joke' have clearly never known anyone to lose an infant, suffer miscarriage or still birth or battle with fertility,” somebody else explained. “Fake pregnancy announcements are not, and never have been funny."