2019’s Biggest April Fools’ Jokes: The McPickle, Baby Bieber, and a Questionable Tinder Update

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Unless you spent yesterday living under a rock, there’s a good chance you stumbled across a prank or two. On April 1, just about everyone seems to think they’ve got some clever joke.

That, of course, also includes high profile celebrities and even many corporations.

McPickle April Fools'
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ICYMI (in case you missed it), we’ve got a recap of all the major, headline-grabbing pranks. These are some of the April Fools’ gags that seriously got people talking.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Pregnancy Prank

One of the biggest hubbubs heard around the world on Monday was the work of none other than Justin Bieber. Fans got all fired up after the pop star posted a sonogram image on Instagram.

Even his wife Hailey Baldwin apparently wasn’t buying it, considering her seemingly sarcastic response to the post: “Very funny…”

That didn’t stop the Biebs from doubling down on the prank, however. He soon followed up with a photo of Baldwin in a doctor’s office, showing a baby bump. He captioned it: “If U thought it was April fools.”

Later on that day he posted another sonogram image, this time with a puppy photoshopped onto it.

“Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS,” he captioned it.

McDonald’s Prank Totally Backfires

On Monday, McDonalds announced a brand new burger would be debuting in Australia. Instead of beef patties, however, this new offering featured lots and lots of pickles.

“Pickle lovers, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for,” read the caption for a video showcasing their latest invention. “We’re super stoked to announce the launch of our brand new McPickle Burger.”

Yep, you read that right – the McPickle.

“It’s time to tuck into juicy, flavoursome pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame seed buns. It’s sure to be a treat for all your senses,” the advertisement concluded.

Countless social media users were upset that the McPickle wasn’t a real thing. Others were completely disgusted with the idea. However, it seemed very few actually found it amusing.

Tinder’s April Fools’ Joke Also Backfires

Tinder also tried to get in on April Fools, albeit a bit early. On Friday, the popular dating app launched a “height verification” feature.

“It’s come to our attention that most of you 5’10ers out there are actually 5’6. The charade must stop,” the company said in a blog post. “To require everyone under 6’ to own up to their real height, we’re bringing truthfulness back into the world of online dating.”

Considering it wasn’t yet April Fools’ Day, many questioned whether or not it was a serious update to the app. Predictably, some were rather upset, though others were simply confounded by the timing.

“Did someone queue up the April 1’st tweets incorrectly?” asked one Twitter user.

Apparently, Tinder simply wanted to “raise awareness that really only 14.5% of the US male population is over 6′ despite the many Tinder bios claiming otherwise.”