The Cut recently published an article titled “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ love for real?” and called the Bollywood star’s love for the American singer a “scam”. Yep. That. Happened.
The piece, by writer and comedian Mariah Smith, was in poor taste and came across as racist – targeting PeeCee heavily and presenting Nick as oblivious and blind sided by his love for her.
Family and friends of the couple including her in-laws Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, immediately took to Twitter to shame the publication for the piece.
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) December 5, 2018
This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit. https://t.co/iYKaifKJP6
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) December 5, 2018
I know @priyankachopra personally & I’m fairly certain @nickjonas hasn’t been kidnapped & forced into a union of love… @NYMag u have an unhappy opinionated racist frustrated journalist who’s gone on n on about 2 people who by choice have gotten married. Tacky n uncouth writing. https://t.co/ngLvyqw6fD
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) December 5, 2018
For a publication that “shows women’s what they are made of” @TheCut has a lot to answer for . The article on @priyankachopra was sexist , racist and disgusting. Also it’s written by a woman which is so sad. It reeks of envy and bitterness. @mRiah shame on you! https://t.co/bmbbX7LrAT
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) December 5, 2018
And what did Priyanka think of it?
“I don’t even want to react or comment. It’s not even in my stratosphere. I’m in a happy place at this moment. These kind of random things can’t disturb it,” she said.
More power to PeeCee! Let the following tweets speak for the situation:
Somebody legit had the nerve to suggest that Priyanka Chopra, star of a dozen Bollywood mega-hits, is a social climber for marrying Nick Jonas, star of Camp Rock 2. https://t.co/dlktqBAftr
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) December 5, 2018
"The story reeked of post-colonial racism. In other words, when privileged white men make money and enjoy it, it is normal. But when a brown woman does the same thing, she is painted as a “scam artist.” https://t.co/L6fTwjuFfv
— Kathleen Davis (@KathleenEDavis) December 5, 2018
If the ages been reversed, this article wouldn't exist. This isn't the 19th century. Nick, 26, isn't a child. Priyanka, 36, didn't have to trick him into anything. This piece's culturally ignorant of Indian nuptials & deliberately dense about celebrity weddings. What's the point? pic.twitter.com/yAzX69mmUm
— Jae-Ha Kim 김재하 (@GoAwayWithJae) December 5, 2018
I saw that piece in The Cut on Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas this morning, and after working out that it wasn’t just desperately failed satire, was honestly horrified: it was spiteful, unethical, racist. Glad they took it down, but I don’t think a one-line apology is enough.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) December 5, 2018
The Cut pulled down the article after receiving flak for it and the editor issued a note apologising for the debacle.
An earlier story about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize https://t.co/DkcOatMV2z
— The Cut (@TheCut) December 5, 2018