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After seeing snapshots from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Copra’s lavish multi-day wedding from last weekend, the Cut published a blog post titled “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?”
In the now-deleted article, the author questioned the legitimacy of the couple’s relationship. She also said Jonas married his wife against his will and accused Chopra of being manipulative and a “global scam artist.” It was also blasted for cultural insensitivity, as Deadline notes that the piece “misinterpreted” Indian wedding customs.
The article, written by comedian Mariah Smith, received a slew of backlash after it was published, which prompted the magazine to delete the post on Wednesday morning. On the page where the article was published it now says, “Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize.”
Even Nick’s brother, Joe Jonas and his fiancé Sophie Turner responded to the article. They both called it “disgusting.”
“This is disgusting. The Cut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next,” Joe wrote.
“This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit,” Sophie said on Twitter.
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
Others slammed the piece for being racist, sexist, and xenophobic.
“The sexism, racism & xenophobia really jumped out lol. You’re so mad that a deserving Indian woman found someone who values her worth. The one time a South Asian woman is thriving in Hollywood after working so hard, she gets called a scammer. I hope you do some soul-searching,” one person responded.
The sexism, racism & xenophobia really jumped out lol. You're so mad that a deserving Indian woman found someone who values her worth. The one time a South Asian woman is thriving in Hollywood after working so hard, she gets called a scammer. I hope you do some soul-searching.— Eva (@EvaFromThe6ix) December 5, 2018
“I thought maybe this was just satire or something but scrolling her TL…she seems to obsessively hate Priyanka and it’s weird. Super super weird,” Twitter personality Feminista Jones wrote. “And The Cut must be suffering because they printed this and knew it would generate clicks. Please tell me this is a troll.”
I thought maybe this was just satire or something but scrolling her TL...she seems to obsessively hate Priyanka and it's weird. Super super weird.— The Grinch Who Stole Your Dad (@FeministaJones) December 5, 2018
And The Cut must be suffering because they printed this and knew it would generate clicks.
Please tell me this is a troll https://t.co/jarOSC47Gp
Despite the article’s claims, it appears as if the two are happily in love.
Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer covering culture, lifestyle, and news. Her work has appeared in CNN, Teen Vogue, INSIDER, and Vice. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or hanging out with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.