Justin Bieber Responds To Backlash Over April Fool’s Day Pregnancy Joke

Written by Kecia Gayle April 2, 2019
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Justin Bieber Responds To Backlash Over April Fool’s Day Pregnancy Joke

Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Bieber decided to participate in April Fools Day on Monday. They joked that they were expecting their first child but many fans were just not here for it.

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Although the joke has been done many times before, fans expressed how joking about a pregnancy is no laughing matter to those struggling with fertility issues. One user wrote,

“Justin Bieber Faking Hailey being pregnant is… gross & insensitive.” Another said, “Justin Bieber joking about Hayley (sic) being pregnant is soooooo insensitive considering there’s so many women out there that cannot get pregnant or have lost children.”

Justin has decided to speak to apologize to those he offended and explain that he meant no harm by it. The Biebs wrote,

“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.”

He went on to say,

“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.”

While many fans do wish that Justin and Hailey would have a child together, the two are still getting use to the married life. Sources say that they won’t be planning for a baby anytime soon.

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