Justin Bieber ‘pranked’ people for April Fool’s by claiming that Hailey is pregnant

Justin Bieber returning to Hailey Baldwin's apartment

Last week, Justin Bieber announced that he is currently taking a break from music so he can focus on his mental health. His announcement included this line: “I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be.” We wondered if it was a low-key announcement that he and Hailey Baldwin were expecting their first. It was especially notable considering there were photos of Hailey in LA, holding her stomach and looking bumpy. So, there were some people wondering about it. Then for April Fool’s Day, Justin decided to play a prank:

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If U thought it was April fools

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After which people were like “oh, okay, so Hailey is pregnant.” The news (fake news) was met with a shrug for the most part. Except not so much. Justin later revealed that the whole thing was a “prank,” which just shows that he’s pretty juvenile. The whole April Fool’s Day prank extravaganza shouldn’t really be about a famous guy “pranking” his fans with the completely reasonable idea that his young wife is pregnant. I know I sound like an old fart (I am), but this was a real garbage youth move. People are mad about it too – even his fans think the whole thing is disrespectful and insensitive.

(And what’s weird is that I still sort of think Hailey IS pregnant and she wants to wait to announce it.)

Hailey Bieber gets frozen yogurt with mother-in-law Pattie Mallette

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    I hate pregnancy pranks.

    loathe loathe loathe them.

    • Swack says:

      Some one posted on my FB page about a fertility clinic that posted that it was not funny to announce a pregnancy then say April Fool’s. This is beyond juvenile.

  2. Daphyllis says:

    It’s really tacky to use pregnancy as a prank. 🤢

    • runcmc says:

      Yup. Not only is it insensitive to people who struggle to conceive or miscarried, but like… what it boils down to is lying to your friends, plain and simple. There’s no good natured fun laughs. It’s just lying to people who support you for your own amusement.

      • Silver Charm says:

        We need to retire April Fool’s. It has just devolved into lying and being mean to people.

      • Darla says:

        It’s always been that way in my memory. I hate it and have never played an April Fools joke in my life. But I’ve been on the receiving end of a few, and I’ve seen them played on others in my workplaces. I have never seen a funny one, and the few that weren’t absolutely mean and even cruel, were just stupid.

      • Swack says:

        @Silver Charm, my granddaughter texted me yesterday and she got “fished” by her French Teacher. Apparently in France, they tape picture’s of fish on your back for April Fools Day. A much better approach!

      • Sojaschnitzel says:

        Darla: I hate them aswell. Always have, always will. Things are so bad around here, I make it a tradition not to go into work even on that day. (home office hooray). Saves me at least some of the BS.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. It can be very hurtful to many people.
      I also agree April Fools day is stupid and annoying.

    • HelloSunshine says:

      It’s so tacky. Pregnancy isn’t a joke. I thought maybe I was being oversensitive because a family member told me they miscarried yesterday and I’m devastated for them but this thread is making me feel better about that.

  3. ByTheSea says:

    Hailey has the combination of nothing going on and being ultra religious, so yeah, she’s probably pregnant.

  4. SK says:

    Eh. I mean, it’s kind of juvenile and not really funny but isn’t that a perfect fit for him?

    I just hope that he is getting proper professional help and not just talking to pastors.

    • Brunswickstoval says:

      Agree. Dumb, tacky and shows a lack of brain and heart. I felt disappointed but not surprised. Then the comments from his dumb fans ….. should never have read them

  5. tempest prognosticator says:

    Wee gormless feck

    • Anners says:

      I 💛 this comment so much and am going to incorporate it into my daily life. Thank you!

  6. Ariel says:

    Okay, perhaps I’m the odd one out here – but I don’t get why people were so mad.

    As a rule I loathe April Fools Day.
    I think it’s mean spirited.

    But as someone who is over 40 and can’t name a song of his- I saw the news, immediately noted the date- thought, that’s a silly prank, and moved on with my day.

    What am I missing?

    • Daphyllis says:

      When you publicly fake a pregnancy, you’re being careless with the feelings of others—your family and friends who love and are excited for you, people who miscarried, people who can’t conceive. All some people want is one healthy baby but that means so little to Justin and his wife that they make a joke of it. It’s in poor taste.

    • Brunswickstoval says:

      Simply put for someone who is struggling with infertility fake pregnancy announcements hurt. Real pregnancy announcements hurt but when a person makes a joke out of something that you live and breathe day in day out it really hurts.

      Yes we should all move on and it’s not meant to be mean etc but given the number of couples and singles facing infertility it’s just kindness.

  7. jules says:

    For someone who doesn’t want to be in the spotlight, he sure is putting a lot of effort into being in the spotlight…

  8. Rando says:

    He is not aging well.

  9. deezee says:

    I’m not angry over it at all. Mostly I see it as someone that was tired of constant speculation that they’re pregnant and decided to play into that.

  10. Snowflake says:

    I think that’s a pretty good prank actually

    • SNAP says:

      I thought so too…Dang…i posted in my FB that hubs and i are expecting twins followed by Happy April fools…lol…i’m close to 40 but dog gum it can’t pull a prank now bcs god forbid it seems political correctness killed humour and there will always be someone “hurt”, “triggered”, etc…🙄🙄🙄 sweet cheez crackers!!! I can see my hubs ex soiling her pants thinking about her child support check shrinking…lol…aaahhh…i needed a laugh

  11. Daphyllis says:

    I have a friend who just miscarried after trying for years to conceive. She knows that Justin didn’t mean to be cruel, but knowing that didn’t stop her from sobbing her heart out over it. It’s a crappy joke that isn’t funny. Why would you do something you know might hurt others for a few cheap laughs?

    • rose says:

      Well if she cries over a post on instagram by someone she doesn’t know and who doesn’t know her ..well how is that his fault ? Obviously it’s an awful situation (I can’t have children due to a condition I have ) but Iunderstand that people don’t mean to be hurtful by these kinda jokes . It’s stupid and thoughtless yes but they don’t mean it as a slight to those who can’t conceive .

  12. ChillyWilly says:

    These two morons have way too much time on their hands.

  13. AnnaKist says:

    Aw, too funny. Not. So, he’s still a knob, then…

  14. Case says:

    “We keep talking about how difficult our marriage has been and how mentally/emotionally unstable we are — here’s a joke about how we’re bringing a child into the world, lol!” -_-

  15. Abby says:

    I can’t figure out why people still think this is a funny prank. All over social media every year, for YEARS there are posts about why this is hurtful to people. It’s just so insensitive. And not funny.

  16. Laughysaphy says:

    Yeah, as someone who’s struggled with infertility and had a miscarriage, this crap INFURIATES me. But this immature bs is pretty par for the course for Bieber.

  17. Valiantly Varnished says:

    When I was younger I used to pull this prank on my mother because it freaked her out. But now that I’m older I get why it can be viewed as insensitive.
    Having said that…it’s no more insensitive than constantly talking about what’s going on in a stranger’s uterus. Which is what happens with Hailey all the time since they got married. I took the prank as him trolling all of the folks who keep commenting and speculating about her womb. And from that POV? It’s a good prank.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Add rumors about alleged miscarriages and abortions to the insensitivity list and I agree with you 100%.

  18. Sweetpea says:

    People need to take a breath. Seriously.

  19. Caitrin says:

    Pregnancy jokes are the worst effing jokes. They’re not funny.

    (Granted, I did actually have a child ON April Fool’s Day, but it’s just utterly cruel to make flippant little jokes about pregnancy.)

    ::insert THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORST gif from Parks & Rec here::

  20. Yes Doubtful says:

    It’s a “prank” that has never been funny or shocking, but I suppose when you have a 15 year old mentality like those two do, then it would be considered a genius “prank”? I dread the day he actually does become a father. He’s a child himself.