Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married in a dreamy wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur on December 1-2. The beautiful pictures from their two ceremonies came out yesterday and the world has been gushing over the couple ever since. However, an article by a New York-based publication put a damper on the celebrations for the netizens.
In what appeared to be a prime example of negligent journalism, writer Mariah Smith shed light on Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' relationship in her exhaustive article, 'Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' love for real?' for The Cut (part of New York Magazine). Peppered with conspiracy theories, she explained in detail how Priyanka's team picked Nick out and made him a scapegoat in a vicious PR exercise that ended in a 'scam' marriage.
The masaledaar piece didn't make the cut in India. The racist remarks about Indian weddings and the insinuation about the 'older woman' trapping 'poor Nick who's blinded by love' affronted celebrities and fans both. POPxo wrote a letter to the publication (that claims to cater to women) to give them a reality check.
Celebrities, too, were outraged by the spiteful things in the article and they called out the writer and the platform for it. From Nick's brother Joe Jonas and girlfriend Sophie Turner to Sonam Kapoor, many slammed the article, calling it sexist and racist. Here's what they said.
Facing backlash on social media, The Cut first 'updated' the article and deleted all references to Priyanka Chopra's 'scam'. In the next hour, they deleted the entire article with a disclaimer, "Upon further editorial reviews, we found this story did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologise."
Too little, too late, the world says.
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