Published On: Wed, Apr 3rd, 2019

Justin Bieber sorry for ‘insensitive’ April Fools’ Day prank | Ents & Arts News

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Justin Bieber has apologised for his “insensitive” April Fools’ Day prank – and admitted his wife is not pregnant.

The star had shared an image with his 107 million Instagram followers of an ultrasound as well as pictures of his partner Hailey Baldwin undergoing a medical exam.

After coming clean and confirming it was a hoax, he was criticised by social media users who claimed the prank was insensitive to women who struggle to conceive.

He issued an apology on his Instagram page saying: “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 apologise 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.”

He added: “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.”

Author John Pavlovitz tweeted: “Did #JustinBieber really just make the classically ignorant #AprilFools joke of a fake pregnancy?

“All the people trying and struggling to conceive children, and who have lived with miscarriage probably don’t find it funny.”

One critical Instagram user responded to the joke: “Right… because cake being shoved in someone’s face is exactly like being pregnant and then having a miscarriage.”

Another wrote: “It won’t be super funny if or when you find out your new wife is infertile.”

A third posted: “Pregnancy is not a joke, so don’t use it as one on April 1st.”

YouTuber Cole LaBrant (“I thought it was funny”) and musician Jonathan McReynolds (“People are offended by everything”) were among those to defend Bieber.

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