Christian Brother Justin Bieber and Wife Hailey Baldwin Criticized for Fake Pregnancy Post on April Fools’ Day

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen at the London Eye on September 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

A lot of social media users aren’t finding Justin Bieber’s April Fools’ joke funny.

The “Love Yourself” singer, 25, took to Instagram Monday to share a caption-less picture of an ultrasound, implying that he and wife Hailey Baldwin, 22, were expecting their first child together.

Bieber took the joke a step further by sharing several pictures of Baldwin touching her bare stomach while surrounded by two gloved medical professionals, in what appeared to be a doctor’s office. “If U thought it was April fools,” he added.

His initial posts were filled with comments of support from friends and fans who congratulated the couple on their “miracle,” while others questioned if this was just an elaborate April Fools’ joke.

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Turns out, it was.

Bieber later added a third Instagram post of a puppy photoshopped into the ultrasound. “Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS,” he captioned the picture.

While some users called Bieber’s prank “genius,” others said pregnancy is no laughing matter, slamming the pop star for insensitivity for couples who struggle to conceive or have lost children.

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“Not funny,” user britt_saddler commented under the puppy post. “As someone who has experienced many losses and 9 yrs of infertility it is hard to see April Fools pregnancy announcements. I hope you truly are expecting though because it is an amazing gift and blessing.”

User maribellemf added: “I hope y’all never experience infertility or infant loss. Faking a pregnancy is nothing to joke about. This is (expletive) insensitive.”

“You both should be ashamed of yourselves! Do you know how many women struggle with infertility and pregnancy loss?” user illinoisturtle commented. “This subject is not a joke and I do pray to God you both never go through infertility or pregnancy loss. Maybe you should have a little more decency and respect for others.”

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Source: USA Today