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'.
“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,” writes @mRiah https://t.co/BX5qJPcATf— The Cut (@TheCut) December 5, 2018
"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."
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.
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.'
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
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.
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.
One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other's faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part of the pre wedding rituals for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed. @nickjonas
Netizens undoubtedly sensed the misogynistic and racist tones of the article-
Totes confused by this piece calling Priyanka Chopra a "global scam artist". Is the problem her lavish living (which tbf is routine celeb behavior/spending) or the fact that it's a brown Indian woman successfully monetizing her life? https://t.co/7FT7FcOzer— Nishita Jha (@NishSwish) December 5, 2018
“All Nick 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.” This is really disappointing @TheCut that you platformed this vicious, uninformed piece. https://t.co/6hvtufDJWY— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) December 5, 2018
Dear lord what the fuck is that 'The Cut' article all about? Itna dirty toh Indian media houses also don't play. A "global scam artist" it seems.I hope PC sues 'em for slander. Yuck.— Sucharita Tyagi (@Su4ita) December 5, 2018
WTF Priyanka Chopra is a Miss World, top Bollywood & Hollywood actor & businesswoman. But older brown bride marrying a younger (less successful, sorry) guy in a PR-laden celebrity wedding & she's suddenly a "global scam artist" & desperate husband hunter.https://t.co/0j0aYgZnnL— Sharanya Haridas 🦋 (@haridassharanya) December 5, 2018
As a magazine that labels itself a “premier destination for women”, you’d think you’d have a different take (re: “global scam artist”) about a self-assured, intelligent, confident brown woman who successfully paved a way for herself in this industry. Do better.— 𝕐ℍ𝕎ℍ 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕘𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕟 (@alittlelifee) December 5, 2018
There’s so much that’s batshit crazy about this piece. But I can only focus on this passage she says it’s bad that he married a global scam artist. But worse that she made him ride a horse.— Benson Cowan (@PilgrimDude) December 5, 2018
What is this garbage? To paint a global star as a scam artist and honey-trapper is beyond disgusting https://t.co/ZWEmssTMFD— pizzakriti (@akrii_p) December 5, 2018
This is next level sexist, racist,Xenophobic and ageist. “Global scam artist” targeting a poor young white man sounds like some MAGA shit. https://t.co/fSZKbZNnJb— Smriti Mundhra (@SmritiMundhra) December 5, 2018
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.