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Justin Bieber Apologizes For April Fools' Pregnancy Prank: 'I Truly Don't Want Anyone to Be Hurt By a Prank'

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Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber visit Cutler hair salon in SoHo on Aug. 8, 2018 in New York City. 

Justin Bieber is a self-proclaimed "prankster," but his April Fools' Day joke this year didn't quite go over as he expected.

The crooner had fans shocked when he posted a photo of an ultrasound, followed by a picture of his wife Hailey Baldwin at a doctor's appointment, implying that the Biebers will soon be expecting a baby. The singer quickly received backlash for his gag, accusing him of being insensitive toward those who struggle with fertility.

Bieber quickly took to Instagram on Tuesday morning (April 2) to apologize. "I didn’t at all mean to be insensitive to people who can’t have children," he wrote. "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."

"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," he continued. "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."

See the apology below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. 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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