When Justin Bieber shared a photo of a sonogram on Monday, it was enough to convince some of Bieber’s fans that his wife Hailey Bieber is pregnant, until it turned out to be an April Fools joke.

The singer, 25, who recently wed model Hailey Baldwin, told fans he was taking a break from music to focus on becoming a better husband and father one day.

So when Bieber shared an intimate scan of a baby this week, fans went into a frenzy after he captioned the post: “Congratulations! The legacy continues.”

On the same day, the singer hinted at fatherhood again by posting a photo of Hailey with a perceivable bump during a doctor’s visit.

Shortly after he posted the photos, his followers on Instagram flooded his comment section with more congratulatory messages. One commenter wrote:

Super happy for you dude!! Congrats.

Another said:

I knew this is what you were implying in your hit song “baby” I was right this whole time!

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If U thought it was April fools

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However, fans later discovered that Bieber was only teasing people for April Fools by pretending that his wife was pregnant.

People reacted to the April Fools day prank. One fan wrote on Instagram:

“Is anyone else upset about this? I’ve always been a JB fan, but children are not jokes… losing a child, is NOT a joke. Educate yourself and grow up.

Another said the joke was insensitive:

You should be ashamed of yourself and your poor judgement. Stop for a second and [realize] that this is completely inappropriate. Do you [realize] how many women/families can’t conceive ect? It should never be used as a April fools joke. It’s not funny and never will be …

Bieber later apologized for the staged photos of his 22-year-old model wife. And according to Elle, the sonogram image matches another image on Google.

The singer 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 continued:

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

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25 sure looks good on u lover.. ?

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What do you think about the prank?

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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4 Replies to “Fans Slam Justin Bieber After He Jokingly Shares Sonogram and Pictures of Hailey With a ‘Bump’”

  • Linda Kuhn 2 years ago

    What a moron! And I can’t believe she went along with it. He’s right. He wasn’t thinking. BECAUSE HE HAS NO FUNCTIONING BRAIN! And his apologies were lame, too!

  • Nicole 2 years ago

    I’m sorry that this world has to be littered with idiots like yourself. You weren’t even sincere about your apology, only doing so because he realised he pissed off so many people. I am one of those people who can’t conceive so for him to make jokes, even if it’s April Fools is heartless. It’s not a funny prank, never has been or will be. I really hope when he does have children( Lord, help us all I hope they don’t take after him) he has the decently to raise them with morals. But I’ve also seen him pee in a Janitors mop bucket to be a dick so the chances of that are slim to none.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Remember when people laughed at a joke especially one that’s been used for probably 100 years! And if you didn’t think it was funny, you didn’t laugh period.

  • Ashley 2 years ago

    He’s scum and that’s a shit apology if I’ve ever heard one. Let me decode: “Sorry you were offended world, I’m a prankster it’s what I do, I could obviously give a shit about infertility and child loss, you guys are too sensitive.” Love ya boy JB.

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