'Bachelor' Fans Bash Arie Luyendyk Jr. For 'Offensive' April Fools Joke

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham and new 'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin

'Bachelor' Fans Bash Arie Luyendyk Jr. For 'Offensive' April Fools Joke

Arie Luyendyk Jr. irked netizens after he joked about fiancée, Lauren Burnham, being pregnant on social media. Joke was on the internet-Burnham wasn't with child. So Luyendyk returned to Twitter Monday to issue an apology. The article quoted women who had struggled to get pregnant, explaining why April Fool's jokes about pregnancy hit them hard. "I wish nothing but the best for Arie and Lauren but this is not amusing, it's cruel", wrote one woman. So many women are trying everything they can to conceive and then you joke about this?

It's unknown at this time if the woman in the photo is Lauren at all after Arie admitted the pregnancy was a joke, or if it was just a blonde pregnant woman Arie snapped a photo of.

The 25-year-old announced last week she was in the process of moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., to be with Luyendyk.

Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven! He also shared a picture of a woman, who was assumed to be Lauren, sporting an apparent baby bump.

'Come on. Be better than that, ' wrote one user, 'It's not a joke for many struggling families to get pregnant, it's extremely expensive and it's heartbreaking.

Luyendyk followed up 90 minutes later by tweeting the announcement was an April Fool's Day joke.

Even though the news was fake, the outrage was very real.

Becca was named the new Bachelorette after the controversial Bachelor season, and Arie reportedly turned down a spot on the upcoming Dancing With the Stars season, according to In Style.

Oh, and he broke it off with Kuffrin-who had no idea what was coming-on camera. Arie truly knows how to win people over.

Juan Pablo Galavis, another hated Bachelor star, was thrilled to see Luyendyk succeeded him-rather, "smashed him"-in becoming the worst bachelor ever. As someone who struggles with fertility and would love nothing more than to have a baby this is so offensive".

"I'm going to pretend you're actually this stupid".

Luyendyk Jr.'s representatives did not return Newsweek's request for comment.

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