Every year it seems like someone takes April Fool’s Day a little too far and makes an unfunny joke/prank and this year the BBC Three did just that.
On April Fool’s, the BBC Three posted a photo of a clearly photoshopped Ed Sheeran shaving his head like how Britney Spears did back in 2007 during her breakdown. They captioned the photo,
“Breaking news. Ed Sheeran has gone full Britney.”
People online didn’t think it was very funny for the BBC Three to mock Britney’s mental breakdown especially since they announced a couple of months ago that they’d be supporting mental health issues even more this year and tackling the stigma of mental health.
That mental illness is not a joke, and it's irresponsible since so many people struggle with that every day.— Queen Sugar (@TeenSuccubus) April 3, 2017
The BBC Three has since deleted their tweet and Facebook post of the insensitive joke and told the Daily Mail,
“BBC Three has a history of supporting mental health issues and the tweet was not intended as a reference to mental health or designed to cause any offense. We have therefore removed it from our twitter feed.”