Bad Taste Or Bad Timing? Claudia Jordan’s April Fools’ Prank Didn’t Go Over Well With A Few Folks
Claudia Jordan got people heated in her mentions on Monday after she disclosed that a previous pregnancy reveal was indeed a joke.
Jordan, 45, shocked many of her followers when she posted an image of herself on Instagram delicately cradling a small bulge in her belly.
“It’s never too late for miracles…” she wrote with a heart and baby emoiji.
It wasn’t long before her comments were flooded with congratulations and exultations. But there were also a few people who were stunned to know that Claudia was pregnant, let alone in a relationship. The relatively private actress responded by posting a gallery of photos with her boo, showing them hugged up and happy.
But hours later Jordan let everyone know that they got their hopes up for nothing. We had been duped. Bamboozled.
“Hey guys, first of all I just want to say thank you for the well wishes and all the positive messages on my page. My phone’s been going off since this morning, texts, calls, FaceTimes, Tweets,” The Real Housewives Of Atlanta alumnus said. “I’ve heard from people I haven’t talked to in so long and it’s been truly heartwarming and super sweet. Like, y’all are the best. It’s been really unbelievable. But what’s really unbelievable is I can’t believe y’all believed me! I ain’t pregnant! I’m just fat. I’ve been drinking the fat tummy tea, jogging, wrapping my waist, trying to lose this Dallas fat,” she said.
Jordan alluded to the fact that some may find it not funny, in light of the recent death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, but she had nothing but good intentions.
“Look it’s April Fool’s and I just wanted to make people laugh and smile today,” she said. “It’s been a rough weekend and I just want to have a little fun with y’all. I’m sorry! I got ya’ll though. Ya’ll believed me!”
Critics in Jordan’s comments accused her of being insensitive to Hussle’s grieving fans, while others accused Jordan of being insensitive to women who’ve experienced infertility.
“Seriously though @claudiajordan perhaps a different Joe would have been better. A little insensitive you have to agree after reading the comments ALOT of women really cannot conceive and was genuinely happy for you,” wrote @knichelleburke69.
Other’s claimed people were being too sensitive.
“Are ppl really offended? I wish like hell I would apologize for an April fools joke I post on MY PAGE!” wrote an Instagram user named @themomeoftwo_thenanaoftwo.
Honestly, we think this would have gone much differently if she pulled this on any other April Fools’ holiday.