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Gwen Stefani Shows Off Washboard Abs After Getting Slammed For 'Insensitive' Pregnancy Prank

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Apr. 3 2016, Updated 4:05 p.m. ET

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On April Fools Day, Gwen Stefani took to Instagram to share some big news with the world.

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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The mom of three sons announced that she was expecting a baby girl, posting a photo of a sonogram!

Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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However, the suspicious timing of the revelation left fans more than a bit skeptical.

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Although the post has widely been considered a prank, many followers did not find it funny, slamming Stefani for making a joke out of fertility - a source of pain for women who struggle to conceive.

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gwen Stefani Pregnant Prank Abs Fishnet
Source: AKM-GSI

"This is not funny it's very hurtful," one fan wrote. "Until you are the one sitting there waiting to get two pink lines and every time it's only one you won't understand. You won't understand until you have felt the loss."

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gwen Stefani Pregnant Prank Abs Fishnet
Source: AKM-GSI

Another commenter said, "I've hated @gwenstefanifor 20 years. Now I have a reason."

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gwen Stefani Pregnant Prank Abs Fishnet
Source: AKM-GSI

Gwen's boyfriend Blake Shelton came to her defense, tweeting, "I ignore self appointed do gooders who bitch and moan on social media. Try it. The world gets WAY better."

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gwen Stefani Pregnant Prank Abs Fishnet
Source: AKM-GSI

Despite the backlash, Gwen did not take down the offensive post.

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Gwen Stefani shows off her toned body leaving the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gwen Stefani Pregnant Prank Abs Fishnet
Source: AKM-GSI

She did, however, show off her chiseled abs that day while making an appearance at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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