Justin Bieber apologizes for “insensitive” April Fools’ pregnancy announcement

“It’s like when I shoved cake in my little sisters face for her birthday expecting her to laugh but she cried.”

April 02, 2019
Justin Bieber apologizes for “insensitive” April Fools’ pregnancy announcement Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

Even by April Fools' standards, yesterday's annual excuse for pranks turned out pretty mediocre: James Comey announced his presidential campaign as a moderate; Countess Luann said she's moving to Los Angeles; even the Cheesecake Factory forgot to post their annual confectionary joke. Perhaps the biggest rile-up was Justin Bieber who posted an ultrasound on Instagram and followed it up with a photo of wife Hailey Baldwin at a doctors appointment, captioned "If U thought it was April fools."

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Obviously, it was April Fools'. But Bieber's prank managed to upset a number of social media users, who implied the newly married singer was being insensitive to those who struggle with infertility. In a new Instagram posted earlier today, Bieber apologizes for the unintentional controversy.

"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," he writes. "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."

Read his entire statement below.

Justin Bieber apologizes for “insensitive” April Fools’ pregnancy announcement