Gwen Stefani Defends April Fools’ Pregnancy Prank By Slamming Tabloids
Gwen Stefani is defending her April Fools’ pregnancy prank by slamming the tabloids.
As Gossip Cop reported, on Friday, April 1, Stefani posted a sonogram photo on her Instagram and announced “it’s a girl.” Gossip Cop accurately reported that the singer was not actually pregnant, but joking. We also suspected that Stefani was playing off all the false tabloid reports that have claimed over the last few months that she and boyfriend Blake Shelton were expecting.
Still, many were offended by the prank, arguing that pretending to be pregnant was insensitive to those who struggle with infertility. One such person tweeted to Stefani on Saturday morning, “Disappointed in @gwenstefani over her April fool’s day ‘joke.’ When will we learn fake pregnancy announcements aren’t funny?”
Stefani, however, agrees that “fake pregnancy announcements aren’t funny,” and made clear that was her point. Along with a photo of this week’s In Touch cover, which falsely announces “Miracle Baby At 46,” the singer wrote back, “Agree – when will we learn to tell the TRUTH?” (See below.)
The fan understood Stefani’s sentiment, replying, “Agree with you on that one, too! Having dealt with infertility – it’s never funny, whether you’re famous or not.” The No Doubt front woman then received praise from some of her other fans, including a follower who quoted her In Touch tweet and stated, “This is how a queen responds to all those haters!!!”
Stefani retweeted the message. As Gossip Cop reported, Shelton also responded to the backlash on Friday. When asked about the negative comments in reaction to the prank, he tweeted, “I ignore self appointed do gooders who bitch and moan on social media.” Meanwhile, a debate about the fake pregnancy joke is still raging on Stefani’s Instagram.