In poor taste Gwen Stefani’s April Fool’s Day joke didn’t go down well at all with her fans.
The Singer shared a photo of a sonogram on her Instagram on Friday for April Fool’s, poking fun at the recent rumours she and boyfriend Blake Shelton are expecting their first child , The Mirror reports.
“It’s a girl,” she wrote alongside heart emojis.
The image soon sparked anger with some of her followers, with many saying it was in poor taste.
“This is not funny. For people who cannot conceive or have trouble conceiving or who have miscarried you should never joke about pretending to be pregnant and blasting it all over the world. I figured you would have more respect seeing you are a mother,” one shared under the image.
Another fumed: “You think this is so funny. Have a care to women out there that are struggling with infertility. This is NOT an April Fool’s joke. This is some woman’s dream. I expected better from you.”
And: “Gwen, I love you. I’ve been a fan of yours since the 90s when I was a teen. But you are a grown adult woman. This sort of childish prank on April fool’s day is so beneath you. This is the sort of stunt an 18 year old pulls for attention, not a beautiful woman. You are more clever, creative, and wittier than this. ”
They continued: “So many women struggle with infertility, including myself. It is not funny. I haven’t been able to conceive for 7 years. I’ve been told by 4 different specialists, it will never happen. No IVF, No IUI, no injection works.
“You are the mother of gorgeous beautiful boys. You know how precious being a mother is. Please consider deleting this post. It’s not funny. It’s just insulting to your adult female fans.”
“This is really f**ked up,” shared another. “I’ve lost tons of respect for you Gwen. There are tons of people that can’t get pregnant. Like myself I had to go through fertility treatment to have my twin boys. Never use a fake pregnancy as an April Fool’s joke.”
“I struggle with infertility and I am definitely offended. I’ll speak for ANYONE who struggles with it.” wrote another.
Gwen is lucky to have three sons with ex Gavin Rossdale.
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