New York Magazine’s The Cut is in hot water this morning for publishing an article questioning the legitimacy of newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship.
The piece in question, published on Tuesday afternoon, has since been removed from the site, the webpage now reading, “Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize.” But that hasn’t stopped the public vitriol from spewing across social media.
An earlier story about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize https://t.co/DkcOatMV2z— The Cut (@TheCut) December 5, 2018
If you didn’t have a chance to read the piece before it was removed, it can essentially be encapsulated by this snarky viral tidbit: “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.”
Chopra and Jonas’s sister-in-law-to-be, Sophie Turner, took to social media to express her outrage, writing, “This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit.”
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
Nick’s older brother Joe Jonas also commented, writing that the publication should “be ashamed to have someone write such evil words.”
Other sources, including Huffington Post India, have gone as far as to call the post racist, citing a misunderstanding of Indian and hindu culture at the core of the article’s attack.
It seems social media users tend to agree with the critique presented:
also congrats to @TheCut for publishing the single most sexist and frankly xenophobic take on the priyanka/Jonas wedding?! Priyanka has had an extremely productive and successful career and she is doing nick Jonas a favor by marrying him. pic.twitter.com/bG03xnaoxC— Khushbu Shah (@KhushAndOJ) December 5, 2018
What the actual fuck did I just read?— launda rhimes (@BucketheadCase) December 5, 2018
This is some serious Regina George "burn book" shit and to think a prestigious publication decided to print this drivel.
What the fuck @TheCut? https://t.co/3y6Wl5Qasb
I'm not a fan of Priyanka Chopra, but that essay by @TheCut reeks of racism and colonial/western elitism. The author @mRiah (who is sadly also a woman of colour!) seems to be a very hateful person who thinks having a home theatre is reason enough to write vile things about her.— Ruchi Kumar (@RuchiKumar) December 5, 2018