April Fools’ Day: Justin Bieber receives backlash over pregnancy prank

Justin Bieber might have gone a bit overboard with the pregnancy prank he pulled on April 1st.

April 1st considered as April fools day is an annual celebration by playing practical jokes on people and exposing the truth to victims that might have fallen for the joke shouting “April fool”.

Justin, however, sparked a backlash after jokingly announcing on his Instagram page that he is excepting a baby with his wife Hailey Baldwin.

Sharing a sonogram photo of a baby followed by Hailey lying on a hospital bed with a ‘baby bump’…

Fans of the couples didn’t take the joke well after he revealed that it was an April Fools day prank with some citing Justin’s insensitivity considering those struggling with fertility issues or have lost children branding his post “disgusting” and a “classless act”.

Bieber, 25, was however remorseful for what he might be considered to be a joke over the reactions of his fan by sharing an apology post on his Instagram page.

Read the full statement below.

There’s always gonna be people offended, there’s also people who don’t take jokes very well, I am a prankster and it was APRIL FOOLS. I didn’t at all mean to be insensitive to people who can’t have children. A lot of people I know, their first go to prank on April fools is telling their parents they are pregnant to get a big reaction. But I will apologize anyway and take responsibility and say sorry to people who were offended. I truly don’t want anyone to be hurt by a prank.. it’s like when I shoved cake in my little sisters face for her birthday expecting her to laugh but she cried. You sometimes just don’t know what will hurt someone’s feelings not to compare pregnancy with cake in the face but it’s just to paint the picture of not knowing what will offend. Some might have laughed but some were offended .. I think With pranks u sometimes have to roll that dice. #prankster #dennisthemenace #sorry #truly

Bieber and Baldwin tied the knot last year. It was recently reported that he is “ready to be a dad”.