Recently, a journalist of The New York Mag’s TheCut, called Priyanka, a “global scam artist” in her article, who tricked young Jonas, into a lifelong commitment when all he really wanted was a fling.
Reacting to the article, Indian celebrities like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Swara Bhasker, and singer Sona Mohapatra, have criticised journalist Mariah Smith for writing a “racist” article about Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas’ wedding.
The article titled, “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?” read, “Priyanka: She is a modern-day scam artist, in my opinion. That’s right: 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…”
Flagging the article as sexist and racist Sonam tweeted, “For a publication that ‘shows women what they are made of’, TheCut has a lot to answer for. The article on Priyanka was sexist, racist and disgusting. Also it’s written by a woman which is so sad. It reeks of envy and bitterness. Mariah, shame on you.”
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
While expressing her disappointment Swara took to the micro-blogging site and wrote, “Depressed with the state of the world and current affairs? Here is some good old fashioned puerile filth published by TheCut to add some pointless venom to your day. Also someone invite Mariah to an Indian wedding, might assuage some of her misguided angst! Yellow Journalism.”
Depressed with the state of the world & current affairs? Here’s some good ol’ fashioned puerile filth published by @TheCut 2 add some pointless venom 2 ur day. Also someone invite @mRiah to an Indian wedding 🙄🙄🙄 Might assuage some of her misguided angst! #yellowjournalism https://t.co/3q8cPMElrp
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 5, 2018
In the article, Smith goes on to state that Priyanka is a gold digger also said the couple had their high profile wedding just to make money. “Priyanka’s indulgences and what she views as necessities speak volumes to her personality and what she’ll do, or think she needs to do, for her career….”
“Priyanka and Nick are finding ways for their ‘love’ make them money – circumventing the methods used by the celebrities of yore, who stuck to selling their wedding or baby photos to magazines,” the article added.
The article also left veteran writer-producer Vinta Nanda “shocked”. “What does the writer mean by saying that he is gotten married against his will to a fraudulent relationship? Does the writer not see in pictures that it was one of the most beautiful weddings ever?” wrote Nanda.
Calling the article a low brow piece and slammed the journalist for Priyanka’s character assasination. “To character assassinate a hardworking, driven, achiever like Priyanka Chopra in this warped, petty manner and for TheCut to publish such a low-brow piece is the lowest of the lows. ‘Priyanka’s plan to make this Nick Jonas opportunity her forever b***h?’ Sick,” Sona sighed.
Deeply disgusting. To character assassinate a hardworking, driven, achiever like Priyanka Chopra in this warped,petty manner & for @TheCut to publish such a low-brow piece is the lowest of the lows. “Priyanka’s plan to make this Nick Jonas opportunity her forever bitch” ?!!? Sick https://t.co/jV6bGChwhY
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) December 5, 2018
The article has spawned a lot of criticism on social media with many accusing it of being racist, sexist, baseless and in extremely bad taste.