A lot of social media users didn’t find Justin Bieber’s April Fools’ joke funny.
Bieber, 25, took to Instagram Monday to share a caption-less picture of an ultrasound, implying that he and wife Hailey Baldwin, 22, were expecting their first child together.
Bieber took the joke a step further by sharing several pictures of Baldwin touching her bare stomach while surrounded by two gloved medical professionals, in what appeared to be a doctor’s office. “If U thought it was April fools,” he added.
His initial posts were filled with comments of support from friends and fans who congratulated the couple on their “miracle,” while others questioned if this was just an elaborate April Fools’ joke.
Turns out, it was. Bieber later added a third Instagram post of a puppy photoshopped into the ultrasound. “Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS,” he captioned the picture.
While some users called Bieber's prank “genius,” others said pregnancy is no laughing matter, slamming the singer for insensitivity for couples who struggle to conceive or have lost children.
Just a week ago, Justin wrote a note to fans about focusing on himself right now and putting music on hold so that he can “be the father I want to be.”