As soon as we got to know about #Nickyanka’s wedding news, a number of people started dissing the union with their own ideas about the couple. 

However, an article titled, ‘Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Love for Real?’ published by a New York Magazine, called Priyanka Chopra a ‘global scam artist’.

“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.”

Welcome home baby… 😍

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The said article also dissed Priyanka for her celebrity lifestyle, and how that should have been a ‘red flag’ for Nick Jonas.

“Priyanka’s commitment to monetizing this life milestone should have been a huge red flag for Nick, but poor thing seems to be blinded by love.”

It goes without saying that the said article is problematic on multiple levels. It attempts to belittle a self-established star based on personal assumptions. 

Dude, the woman has earned it and is choosing to live her life on her own terms. It picks on the minute details of the couple’s public interactions and ventures into its own made-up world of fragmenting contempt against PC.

And forever starts now… ❤️ @nickjonas

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The views were interspersed with statements that lull the authenticity of Bollywood into question. Hollywood is consequently given a superior position, and an inferior position is imposed on PC, posited in her Bollywood career and by extension, her ethnicity.

Sonam Kapoor also tweeted about the article calling it ‘sexist, racist and disgusting.’

And even if for a moment that we consider this was all a facade of a PR stunt. Why is it assumed that only PC is the one who got benefited from it? PC consequently becomes a seductress with this implication, who managed to get her hands on a ‘big party’. Again, a very strong sense of misogyny and xenophobia is hinted at here.

And forever starts now… ❤️ @nickjonas

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A critique of monetary capitalisation of wedding pictures and coverage is a different thing. But the writer here goes on to storm us with sexist ageist comments, projecting one judgement onto PC after another.

We are not asking to idealise PC here. But what is this insane gossip-level of an ‘intrusive’ critique? And then you go and say ‘nothing has been left up to speculation and not a hint of privacy has been offered to us from them’. Irony level: this article.

Netizens undoubtedly sensed the misogynistic and racist tones of the article-

It’s 2018 and it’s just plain outrageous to see publications still subjecting women to such comments. Why are we still bringing down women to do what they want to do on their own terms?

Editor’s Note: The Cut has now taken down the article and issued an apology.