The Cut pulls down 'racist' article about Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas amid criticism from Sophie Turner, Sonam Kapoor, others
Indian celebrities like actresses Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Swara Bhasker have criticised journalist Mariah Smith for writing a "racist" article about actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas' wedding, and The Cut website for publishing it. Nick's brother Joe Jonas, and his fiancee — Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner — also condemned the article.
In The New York Mag's TheCut article, the journalist called Priyanka a "global scam artist", who tricked young Jonas into a lifelong commitment when all he really wanted was a fling.
"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...," it read.
After the article got circulated on social media, it garnered huge flak from some of the members of Indian film fraternity. Sonam and Swara expressed their disappointment on Twitter.
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
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner tweeted their thoughts, saying:
— 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
The article was pulled down by The Cut after the widespread criticism. A message on the website read: Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologise.
— With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service
Updated Date: Dec 05, 2018 21:56 PM