People took to Twitter to vent heir frustration, with some calling Luyenydyk a liar and referencing the "Bachelor" finale when he first chose Becca Kufrin and then left her for Burnham, the runner-up and his current fiancée, who appeared to be in on the April Fools' Day joke. Some were so offended they decided to unfollow the reality TV star.
We knew you were lying... just like you lied to Becca about being in love with her 😅😅😅
So distasteful. You thought the world was against you before. You just poured gas on that fire. Hopefully you two don't have to struggle with this issues so many women face each day. pic.twitter.com/VbwaOGdJh8
Despite the criticism, Luyenydyk carried on with his joke and posted a follow an Instagram Story follow-up: a photo of a "Cook's Country" Dutch baby recipe with the caption, "Sorry if you were offended but we really are making a Dutch baby."
In result of the backlash, the reality star tweeted an apology, giving his sympathies for women who suffer from infertility.
I do have sympathy for women struggling from infertility. My April Fools prank was in no way meant to offend women who struggle with that. I apologize if you were effected personally by my post.