The April Fools' Pranks We Fell For


One of the most daunting days of the year has come and gone, and we couldn’t help but applaud those who mastered the art of April Fools' Day. These pranks were executed with such grace, we never even expected them to be just a joke. I mean, who would willingly taint their perfectly curated Instagram feed? Social media, celebrities, and companies alike, all had a little fibbing fun.

Snapchat

Snapchat messed with their friendly rival by creating a filter that was an Instagram lookalike.  And who was the first to like your picture?  Hilariously enough, “my_mom” and two others were your biggest fans. We love to see a little friendly banter between two much-loved social media platforms.

Gigi Hadid

There isn’t much Gigi Hadid can’t pull off, but we were definitely shocked to see her snip off her gorgeous locks on Instagram for her third big hair statement of the year. Luckily, Gigi admitted her new look was just an April Fools joke and boy were we convinced. She changed her caption to a few hours later to let everyone know her pixie cut wasn’t actually here to stay.

✄ ✄ ✄ happy April foolz fwends ;) :P

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Amazon Echo Petlexa

Pets are part of the family too, and Amazon really sympathises with their cause. So much that they aired a commercial to make any animal lovers’ heart melt. If you couldn’t already translate your dog’s barks, Amazon’s Petlexa is here to do it for you. Are you sure we can’t make this actually happen Amazon?

Michael Phelps

Fans everywhere felt a little heart-jerk as Michael Phelps announced he would return to the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 games. Sadly, Phelps was only in the April Fool’s spirit and Rio will be the last of the Olympics for this adored athlete. 

Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty is well known for her gorgeous eye shadow palettes and liquid lipsticks. But should we add the #HudaBeautyFenderBlender to that list of fan favourites?  This finger like applicator is to be used in place of your real fingers to give a finger-like application? It sounds a little too quirky to be true. We aren’t quite sure if she is the perfect prankster or just launching an out-of-this world product with April 1st as its debut.

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Story by Faarah Ameerally