A recent article authored by American comedian, Mariah Smith about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marriage on American publication, The Cut, has stirred a global controversy. The article, surprisingly launches scatching criticism on Priyanka Chopra and makes several objectionable comments about her and Indian culture, which many deemed to be racist.
The article, titled ‘Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?’, calls Priyanka, a “global scam artist” and accuses her of trapping Nick against his will. “Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Saturday, December the 1st, and I’ll tell you why I think so,” says the article. However, the author never really returned with the follow-up story that she promised.
The article further goes on to say, “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.”
Before finishing, the writer advices Nick Jonas to gallop away (from Priyanka) as fast as possible. “Nick, if you’re reading this, find that horse and gallop away as fast as you can!”
People on social media and especially women from India, reacted strongly against the article using twitter.
.@TheCut's piece on @priyankachopra and @nickjonas is t r a s h. I don't even think their relationship's real but here goes:
1. He isn't a helpless bachcha who got trapped. She, a RELEVANT star resurrected a has-been child star's "career".
— Nehmat Kaur (@nehmatks) December 5, 2018
If this is meant to be satirical or humorous, it has sadly missed the point. Instead it’s just sexist, ageist and culturally ignorant to Priyanka Chopra’s background. https://t.co/fbYwpeBsv5
— Piya Sinha-Roy (@PiyaSRoy) December 5, 2018
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) December 5, 2018
“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.” This is really disappointing @TheCut that you platformed this vicious, uninformed piece. https://t.co/6hvtufDJWY
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) December 5, 2018
However, later in face of widespread criticism, The Cut took down the post and apologized for the post. “Last night, the Cut published a post about Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship that shouldn’t have gone up. We’ve received dozens of messages from readers expressing their anger. We want you to know that we hear you and we’re sorry,” said The Cut in its apology letter.
“The whole piece missed the mark. There is no good explanation for this other than human error and poor judgement. This was a mistake, and we apologize to our readers and to Priyanka and Nick,” it further added.
The Cut is a subsidiary of The New York Magazine.