New York Magazine has come under furious criticism by online users, after its portal ‘The Cut’ published an article on the much globally publicised Nickyanka wedding.
Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the band the Jonas Brothers, and Chopra married over the weekend, hosting both Hindu and Christian ceremonies in Jodhpur, as well as a series of lavish celebrations with their closest friends and family. However, while much of the world enjoyed the series of images and videos that were put out by the couple’s PR teams respectively, the controversial article in the online mag claimed that there are much more sinister motivations behind the blissful-looking romance.
The Cut initially promoted their article with a tweet saying:
‘That’s right: Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Sunday, December the 1st, and I’ll tell you why I think so.’
In the article, the author Mariah Smith, uses utmost derogatory language against the newlywed Priyanka Chopra and brands her as a ‘modern day scam artist’ who had conned her husband, Nick Jonas, into marriage. She labels the headline as ‘Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?’
Smith has also accused Chopra of tricking Jonas into a ‘fraudulent relationship against his will’ and ‘thriving on being extra’ i.e. excessively dramatic.
"i’m so fucking nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me."
— mariah smith (@mRiah) October 8, 2015
We managed to get hold of a part of the deleted article, which read as below:
“But who is Priyanka Chopra, former star of Quantico and current pride of India? Even before she crossed over from Bollywood superstardom into the Hollywood arena, she was on the edge of making history. Just a few years ago (around 2015), Priyanka had her big break in America, starring in an ABC drama series, the now-canceled Quantico. It may seem somewhat minor, but this success made Priyanka the first major Indian crossover star in America.”
After the article started getting viral, 26-year-old Jonas’s brother Joe, and his Game of Thrones star fiancee Sophie Turner, defended against the piece and rubbish it completely.
Turner, 22, took to Twitter instantly after the article was first shared. She termed it ‘wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting’, while slamming ‘The Cut to give anyone a platform to spew such bull***t’.
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 British-born actress, who attended Jonas and 36-year-old Chopra’s wedding celebrations in India, pointed out the article’s sexist and racist tropes.
Joe Jonas too joined his fiancee in voicing his disgust against the piece, tweeting:
‘This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next.’
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) December 5, 2018
New York Magazine attempted at humour in this horribly racist, sexist, lookist and ageist piece and guess what……….they failed miserably! The tweet has since been deleted – but not before receiving a slew of angry replies from followers, and fans of the happy couple.
After more than a 1,000 words on the supposedly ‘fake’ relationship between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, the writer went on to advice the groom:
“Nick, if you’re reading this, find that horse and gallop away as fast as you can!”
Bollywood celebrities and media anchors lashed out at this disparaging article which eventually was pulled down by The New York Magazine.
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
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) December 5, 2018
Disgusting stuff!!! Glad they’ve had to take the article down. https://t.co/N9iuEyqZtu
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) December 5, 2018
So am I shocked to read this piece. What does the writer mean by saying that he's 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?
— Vinta Nanda (@vintananda) December 5, 2018
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