A recent article that appeared in New York Magazine’s The Cut titled Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real? - on Tuesday - has managed to whip up quite a storm online.
Jonas and Chopra, who got married in a four-day long celebration at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, were subjected to vile claims by the author who tried to convey that their love is in fact not for real.
The article called Priyanka Chopra “a scam artist” , attempting to prove that she shares a “fraudulent relationship” with Nick “against his will”. The author also tried to assert that the couple’s relationship is a social media gimmick - and a power move on Priyanka’s part. The article has since been deleted, with an apology issued by the magazine, saying it did not meet their standards.
Since then, Priyanka’s brother-in-law Joe Jonas and his fiance, actor Sophie Turner, responded on Twitter saying they were disgusted with the piece.
Priyanka Chopra, meanwhile, has reportedly said she does not respond to such “random things’’, possibly the most fitting (non) reply to the now deleted article, which drew widespread condemnation by readers.
Priyanka was criticised for her “Hollywoodness” and insinuations were made that she was out to break Nick’s heart.
“All Nick wanted was a possible fling with Hollywood’s latest It Woman, but instead he wound up staring straight at a life sentence with a global scam artist. Even more upsetting, she’s a scam artist who never even took the time to make sure he was comfortable riding a horse before arranging for him to enter their wedding ceremony on horseback,” writes the author.
“Sexist, Racist, Xenophobic”
Needless to say, the tone of the article was not well received on the internet. Apart from making assumptions about their personal life, the author also claimed that Priyanka is marrying Nick to be able to climb the ladder in Hollywood. Sonam Kapoor, Sophie Turner and Swara Bhaskar, among others, took to social media to express their outrage.
Ironically, The Cut “is the premier destination for women with sharp, stylish minds”, as per their ‘About Us’ section.
The article has also been called out for its tone-deaf interpretation of Indian culture, its weddings and for trying to bring down a woman of merit.
The Cut Pulls Down Piece
After the massive backlash the article received, The Cut made changes to their article, removed the words “scam artist” and posted the following update on their site:
However, later they pulled down the article with an Editor’s Note saying, “Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize.”
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