US publication accuse Priyanka Chopra of being a 'scam artist'
What the hell is going on?!
If you're anything like us, you've been watching Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's wedding hoopla and loving every. damn. minute.
From the 75-foot veil to the sangeet and every wardrobe change in between, we've been enamoured, obsessed and taking serious notes.
But apparently, there are a few folks out there who felt otherwise.
Enter: The Cut, New York Magazine's (supposedly) female-focused publication.
The website is currently under heavy fire after publishing an article which accused Priyanka Chopra of being a "global scam artist".
"Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are both superstars. But is their love real? I have some thoughts," the article - since removed but available in part via The Wayback Machine - starts.
“... All Nick [Jonas] wanted was a possible fling with Hollywood’s latest It Woman, but instead he wound up staring straight at a life sentence with a global scam artist."
"... Personally, I’ve been haunted by the images of Priyanka dancing to Nick’s song 'Close'."
“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.”
“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.”
An entire paragraph was also dedicated to Nick's preference for older women, written in a way that implies dating older women is a flaw and that Nick is somehow being taken advantage of:
"At 20, Nick claimed, he had already dated an unnamed woman 15 years his senior. Around this time, Nick was also linked to Australian singer and Actress Delta Goodrem, who’s eight years older than Nick, and in 2015, Nick was linked with Kate Hudson, who’s 13 years his senior."
Understandably, an avalanche of social media users have hit out at the publication and writer, labelling the article as xenophobic:
Joe Jonas, Nick's brother, and his fiancee Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) have spoken out on Twitter to share their dislike for the statements.
The Cut have removed all copy from the article, replacing it with the below statement:
“Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize.”
The writer of the article has yet to comment publically.
Image: Instagram / Priyanka Chopra