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America’s Got Talent judge Heidi Klum faces major backlash after ‘tasteless’ and ‘offensive’ prank

America’s Got Talent judge Heidi Klum faces major backlash after ‘tasteless’ and ‘offensive’ prank

HEIDI Klum has faced major backlash over a “tasteless” and “offensive” prank that she and her America’s Got Talent judges participated in.

They pretended that Heidi was pregnant on April Fool’s Day.

Instagram/howiemandelHeidi Klum and her AGT judges said she was pregnant during an April Fools’ Day ‘prank’[/caption]

The Mega AgencyShe received major backlash for the ‘tasteless prank’[/caption]

On Saturday, fellow judge Howie Mandel posted a photo to his Instagram.

It featured Heidi, 49, standing with her shirt up and a “baby bump” on display.

Sofia Vergara leaned down to kiss her stomach.

“Congratulations. @heidiklum Co-workers @sofiavergara and I are the first know. #agt,” Howie captioned the post.

Heidi wore a full black outfit- shirt and skirt, along with comfortable slippers back stage.

Sofia was in her robe and slippers, as they were getting ready for AGT auditions that day.

The actress reposted the photo to her stories, saying: “I’m going to be an aunt.”

Instagram/sofiavergaraSofia Vergara ‘joked’ that she was going to be an aunt[/caption]

However, Heidi got not post the picture to her account, making fans believe it was a “tasteless” April Fools’ prank.

The model also shared a photo to her Instagram stories of Howie’s bare stomach and her pretending to kiss it.

“From me to you: Congratulations,” she captioned the post, along with an April Fools’ sticker.

Instagram/heidiklumHowir continued the ‘joke’ and showed off his belly[/caption]

In the photo, Heidi’s “bump” was not there, confirming she is not really pregnant.

The only judge that did not participate in the prank was Simon Cowell.

‘EXCUSE ME’

Many fans found the judges’ “joke” offensive and let them know in the comments.

“Excuse me, its 2023… This isn’t funny for sooo many human beings….” wrote one fan, who added thumbs down emojis.

“NOT FUNNY – goodbye!” said another.

A third added: “Pregnancy jokes aren’t really funny anymore.”

One fan opened up saying: “I love Heidi and if she is really pregnant, then I’m so happy for her and Tom!!!! If that’s just an April joke then you should stop, cause so many women like me couldn’t get pregnant and such jokes are like a hit in the face!!!”

“This was done in poor taste,” said one follower.

Another chimed in: “If this is a joke it’s not a good one.”

“Very tacky to post something like this while there are so many struggling with infertility,” said a hurt AGT fan.

“Being pregnant isn’t a funny April fools joke. So many women suffer from infertility. This is tone deaf!” wrote a fan.

One last fan said: “Not a pregnancy joke for April Fools.. Wow. I’m honestly disappointed. @sofiavergara @heidiklum @agt.”

KLUM’S FAMILY TREE

In 1997, Heidi married stylist Ric Pipino.

They divorced in 2002 and did not have any children together.

Then, in 2003, she got into a relationship with Flavio Briatore, the Italian managing director of Renault’s Formula One team.

She announced her pregnancy in December of that year, but they split soon after.

Heidi quickly began dating the musician Seal, while she was still pregnant.

The model gave birth to her first child, Leni, in May 2004.

Seal and Heidi got married in 2005 and had a son, Henry G nther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, soon after.

They had another boy in 2006 and named him Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel.

The couple then welcomed a daughter, Lou Sulola Samuel, in 2009.

Sadly, Seal and Heidi got divorced in 2014.

She then went on to date her bodyguard and an art curator.

Heidi is currently married to Tokio Hotel guitarist, Tom Kaulitz.

They do not have any children together.

Trae Patton/NBCHeidi shared recent photos and videos to Instagram with no baby bump, indicating that she is not really pregnant[/caption]

The Mega AgencyShe is currently married to Tom Kaulitz and they do not have any children together[/caption]

GettyThe America’s Got Talent judge is a mother of four[/caption]

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