'The Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr. Bakes Up April Fool's Day Outrage With Bad Pregnancy Joke
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The reality TV star apparently didn't get the "Don't Pretend to be Pregnant on April Fool's Day" memo.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. apparently didn't get memo that it's not funny to pull a faux-pregnancy announcement on April Fool's Day.

The star of "The Bachelor" took to his social media accounts Sunday to say that he and his fiancé Lauren Burnham were expecting their first child.

Luyendyk posted a picture of Burnham cradling her belly along with the caption, "Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven," followed by the kicker, "April Fools!"

But for those struggling with infertility, pretending to be pregnant isn't a laughing matter, and now the joke will be remembered mostly for how many people didn't find it very funny.

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.

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."


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In result of the backlash, the reality star tweeted an apology, giving his sympathies for women who suffer from infertility.

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