The whole world knows that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas exchanged wedding vows at Jodhpur’s grand Umaid Bhawan Palace on December 1 and 2. The social media users have been anything but shy in showering their blessings on the newlyweds! But recently an article (which has been now taken off) appeared in The Cut, which is owned by The New York magazine. It had some really mean words against our Desi girl PeeCee as it labeled the actress as a ‘global scam artist’ and criticized her and Nick’s union.
Just for the record, the article has been heavily criticized by social media users because of its peculiar stand on the NickYanka wedding.
We got hold of some screenshots from the article. Take a look at the same:
However, The publication has now made an official apology for their actions. This is what they have to say:
As we said, the article invited huge backlash from Twitterati. The users were fierce in criticising the article and termed it as “sexist” and “racist. The article’s writer Mariah Smith was slammed by everyone.
Take a look at what Tweeple had to say:
People at @TheCut and specially @mRiah it wasn’t just desperately failed satire, was honestly horrified: it was spiteful, unethical, racist. Glad you took it down, but I don’t think a one-line apology is enough. @SophieT @TheCut
— mahi (@mahi_lahsgdidj) December 5, 2018
Demeaning, as it was in its narrative, it aimed not only maligning the image of a nation, a woman and the institution of marriage in general, but also stooped down to levels ‘The Cut’ could never rise from! Would you still call yourselve an entity that celebrates womanhood? 😒
— Sagar Naik (@profnaik) December 5, 2018
At first I thought the piece was satire. Then I realized it was just petty and jealous. How did no one realize this before publishing?
— Lisa Keller (@lisamariekeller) December 5, 2018
Where is the apology to Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas or to the millions of people this sexist, xenophobic trash offended? Saying the word “apologize” doesn’t cut it. #BeBest
— Alicia S (@AliciaS20) December 5, 2018
If it didn’t meet your editorial standards, who edited it? Who proofread it? There are multiple steps where someone could have done something but apparently in the rush to publish a hot take someone was asleep at the wheel?
— Katya Woloshyn (@katya_w) December 5, 2018
It’s amazing to me that a website that claims to support women would publish this kind of brown girl-on-brown girl hate. Tbh when I saw the headline I assumed your publication must be a hateful right-wing website.
— K Mohamed (@LikeTheProphet) December 5, 2018
It should not have been published in the first place. And @mRiah has some serious psychological issues as no one in their right mind would ever write that sort of a thing. Please apologise to Nick and Priyanka if you have some humanity left in you.
— Lahari Sengupta (@SenguptaLahari) December 5, 2018
And not just commoners, even PeeCee’s in-laws got furious after reading the article. They took to their respective Twitter handles and expressed their discontentment with the write-up.
Now, have a read at what they had to say:
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
See what his brother-in-law Joe had to say!
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) December 5, 2018
The best part was the reaction of Priyanka Chopra. The actress has beautifully responded to all the fiasco and said in an interview to a media house:
“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.”
We think that the write-up published on The Cut was not justified. Despite the fact that site is generally supportive of women, the article appeared to be racist and distasteful towards successful Indian women like PeeCee. The actress did not deserve such unnecessary criticism. Do you think that foreign media is not able to stomach the fact that a Bollywood celeb like PeeCee can marry in such grandeur? Let us know in the comments!