What, all of a sudden we’re allowed to start playing April Fools’ pranks on March 31?! Trader Joe’s shoppers were totally freaked out thanks to this epic joke…and even Chrissy Teigen (sort of) fell for the madness. See her tweets and more here!
The first big April Fools’ Day prank of the year had Twitter in a frenzy! Trader Joe’s decided to kick things off a little early and get people, including Chrissy Teigen, going on March 31 by making a shocking announcement that had a lot of shoppers devastated. But, don’t worry, the truth came out before April 1 even arrived…
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It’s unclear whether or not Trader Joe’s was actually even behind this, but Yahoo! published an article on March 31 that the company’s stores would all close by 2017, with all products being discontinued (the story has since been deleted). Hmm…did the site accidentally publish this too early!? Or were they really just trying to trick readers before they expected it?
Either way, fans who caught wind of the news before it was deleted went totally nuts, freaking out that they might not be able to shop at their fave grocery store come next year. But Chrissy actually had a bit of a different reaction — she wasn’t completely fooled, and it turns out she’s not a huge Trader Joe’s fan anyway
“I want to be sad about trader joe’s but that place was always weird and creepy to me,” she tweeted. “except their cookie butter.” And when a fan questioned what was going on, she revealed that she wasn’t convinced by the prank. “Closing all stores,” she explained. “Or perhaps the most boring, granola april fools joke ever?”
But even though she had an inkling of what was going on, she still admitted to being a little thrown off. “f***ing s***, it is an april fool’s joke,” she tweeted. “now i hate trader joe’s even more. i always feel like they can sense my uncomfortableness there.” Uh-oh! Check out more reaction tweets here:
The Trader Joe's April Fools' joke had me panicked. Don't mess with my Trader Joe's!
— Hannah Mac (@hannahgmcintosh) April 1, 2016
I'm glad I didn't see the April Fools joke about Trader Joe's because I would have had a heart attack.
— Nurse Bailey™ ⚾️❤️ (@heartRN13) April 1, 2016
the rumor that trader joe's is closing is the most fucked up april fools prank i have ever seen its not funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TJ's is MY LIFE
— liz (@LIZIOTZOV) April 1, 2016
trader joe's did me so dirty with that april fool's prank…..I can't even believe
— bun (@woolandsatin) April 1, 2016
Is this Trader Joe's press release an early April Fool's joke? I, for one, am not laughing.
— Samantha Weiner (@SamanthaWeiner1) April 1, 2016
ok, but don't joke about Trader Joe's like that. See, this is why I hate April Fools. NOT FUNNY. NOT FUNNY AT ALL.
— Flo (@phxfloaz) April 1, 2016
Yahoo pulling "RIP Trader Joe's" is not fucking funny I don't care if it's April Fools I cried for like 20 minutes
— Zach (@zach_310) April 1, 2016
What did you think of Trader Joe’s April Fools’ prank, HollywoodLifers? Were you surprised by Chrissy’s reaction?