Justin Bieber called out for “insensitive" prank about Hailey Baldwin being pregnant
2 April 2019, 12:28
Justin Bieber is being slated for an April Fool's joke about having a baby...
Justin Bieber is being called out for pretending that Hailey Baldwin is pregnant with his baby.
Yesterday (Apr 1), Justin surprised us all by posting a picture of an ultrasound on Instagram. Immediately, fans congratulated him and Hailey on the pregnancy but it wasn't long before people realised that it was just an image taken from Google. Later he posted a photo of Hailey seemingly pregnant in hospital, with the caption: "U thought it was April fools". However, it now turns out that that was a joke too and he is being slated for it.
Is Justin Bieber having a baby? Is Hailey Baldwin pregnant?
An hour after Justin shared the candid images of Hailey, he took to Instagram to give us a third and final post in the 'Is Hailey really pregnant and is Justin Bieber really having a baby?' April Fool's saga of 2019. This time he shared another photograph of a sonogram. Except this time, it was a meme of a dog on top of an ultrasound. Justin then captioned it: "Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS".
In other words, Justin and Hailey are probably not having a baby anytime soon and they were just trolling us all. Many fans have taken the prank in good faith but a number of people have taken to social media to call Justin out for being "gross and insensitive" to women around the world who suffer from infertility, miscarriages and stillborn babies. Pregnancy is not a joke to them.
Here are just a few of the criticisms.
This type of shit isn’t funny...for all of you that are fans, JUSTIN BIEBER IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED. What a fucking LOSER pic.twitter.com/4Yqwh1jYwi— MaKayla🧚🏻♀️ (@makaylathai_) April 1, 2019
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?— kaitlyn (@sowrongitsjack) April 2, 2019
justin bieber faking hailey being pregnant is... gross & insensitive pic.twitter.com/2W3ZUhTywm— abs (@abby_blasco) April 1, 2019
Justin Bieber joking about Hayley being pregnant is soooooo insensitive considering there’s so many women out there that cannot get pregnant or have lost children— Amber Penny (@amberrpennyy) April 1, 2019
LISTEN, I DONT CARE IF YOU ARE JUSTIN BIEBER OR HAILEY BALDWIN, A FAKE PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE.— k a i d e n (@kaidrae) April 1, 2019
i just feel so sick, justin bieber joked about him and his wife being pregnant then went and said “april fools!” it is not fucking funny. people miscarry, people cannot have children, people struggle to conceive. pregnancy is not something to joke about.— Claudia🌻 (@life0fc) April 1, 2019
Of course, we assume that Justin meant no ill-will by his April Fool's prank but, given how serious pregnancy is to millions of people all around the world, it's understandable why people are taking issue with the joke. Pranks don't have to be offensive but this one is.
As it stands, Justin is yet to respond to the backlash.