The Cut – online branch of New York Magazine – have apologised for a bizarre article which labelled Priyanka Chopra a “scam artist” for her recent wedding to Nick Jonas.
The article, literally titled ‘Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Love For Real?’, fully questioned Chopra and Jonas’ relationship going as far as to end the article by telling Jonas to “gallop away as fast as you can”.
In screenshots obtained by India Today, writer Mariah Smith begins her since-deleted article by declaring Chopra a “superstar. She’s stunning talented, and recently took on the Jonas surname.”
It seems that she has it all – well, if “it all” includes marrying someone related to Kevin Jonas. But there’s something that not many people know, or choose to accept, about the global sensation that is 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.
In screenshots posted to Twitter, Smith continues by just straight-out writing that Chopra’s plan all along – because she’s 34-years-old – was to find a husband ASAP and to make as much money off of it as possible.
Oh, but wait, Smith is not done yet.
As Nine pointed out earlier today – Chopra actually did ask Jonas if he was comfortable on a horse.
In the couple’s interview with Vogue, the actor asked her now-husband:
“‘Are you comfortable on a horse?’ It suddenly occurs to Chopra to ask.
“‘I am,’ Jonas says. ‘I can’t wait.’”
As you can bloody imagine, the backlash hit hard with Jonas’ brother Joe Jonas and fiancée Sophie Turner ripping into the article on Twitter.
This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next. https://t.co/G3hvXmhm9O
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) December 5, 2018
I can credit The Cut and Mariah Smith’s bullshit hot take with one thing: They moved me from being on the fence about Nick and Priyanka to vowing to defend them to the death. pic.twitter.com/FjLb7nPnH9
— Suleikha Snyder (@suleikhasnyder) December 5, 2018
Because a WOC can’t just be an incredible addition to someone’s life @TheCut? She has to have to a hidden agenda? I’d argue millions hadn’t heard of @nickjonas until @priyankachopra came long. Maybe, just maybe, they’re just two people, from different cultures, in love @mRiah??? pic.twitter.com/CX2W4JyXJI
— Sonali Shah 📺📻 (@SonaliShah) December 5, 2018
The attack on Priyanka Chopra by @TheCut and Mariah Smith was so mean spirited & poor taste. I understand the desire to get bylines. But I said NO when an outlet told me to make fun of “fat” Black women who had too much attitude. It is still possible to object & have standards.
— Stephanie. (@qsteph) December 5, 2018
Man, what a vile article written by Mariah Smith about Priyanka and her husband. Just no! What editor would let that garbage get published? It should have been tossed into a fiery trash can. #TheCut needs a issue a proper apology instead of that non-apology they released. pic.twitter.com/qzb0SO1MGk
— Merganzer Munson (@MerganzerMunson) December 5, 2018
Honestly the whole thing read like one of those tinhats who are convinced two male celebs are dating and their wives are “beards” in on the whole thing and their babies are fake dolls https://t.co/Df7zErJtjo
— zoya the destroyer (@sophiahelix) December 5, 2018
Wow, I am super disappointed to read #MariahSmith horribly sexist and bigoted @TheCut article. To read that a fellow woman of color wrote such an offensive piece is disturbing. First off, why did #TheCut authorize this BS article? Secondly, what is Mariah’s problem??!
— MysticalVirgo (@MysticalVirgo) December 6, 2018
Today, The Cut replaced the article with a statement from the editor apologising to their readers, Jonas, and Chopra.
“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.
“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 apologise to our readers and to Priyanka and Nick.”