When famous people get married, there is sure to be plenty of coverage of the nuptials, but this week a truly bizarre article (that has now been deleted) appeared on The Cut entitled:
In the article writer, Mariah Smith, appears to cherry pick her way through Chopra and Jonas' relationship in order to come to some twisted conclusions painting Chopra in a negative light as a "global scam artist" and imagining Jonas as a wide-eyed victim, who entered the marriage "against his will".
The article had barely hit the internet when the backlash swept in.
The piece was referred to as racist, sexist, xenophobic and according to Sophie Turner, Chopra and Jonas' future sister-in law, straight up "bullshit."
also congrats to @TheCut for publishing the single most sexist and frankly xenophobic take on the priyanka/Jonas we… https://t.co/ISAtKlmwlK— Khushbu Shah (@Khushbu Shah) 1543981830.0
An excerpt from the article reads:
My rant about the ignorant @TheCut piece, which was grossly mishandled by editors, calling @priyankachopra a "globa… https://t.co/KmdMihAlec— Prachi Gupta (@Prachi Gupta) 1544035886.0
“All Nick wanted was a possible fling with Hollywood’s latest It Woman, but instead he wound up staring straight at… https://t.co/1llvwsF0rf— Rituparna Chatterjee (@Rituparna Chatterjee) 1543993084.0
This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beauti… https://t.co/JIpg3b27kI— J O E J O N A S (@J O E J O N A S) 1544017360.0
For a publication that “shows women’s what they are made of” @TheCut has a lot to answer for . The article on… https://t.co/yPnFeUSEgy— Sonam K Ahuja (@Sonam K Ahuja) 1544003710.0
People also took issue with the way The Cut handled the backlash:
first altering the piece and then dumping it all together with little explanation.
So @TheCut seems to have removed references to global scam artist & home theater ownership with this footnote which… https://t.co/JnEPH3Q2c5— Naomi Datta (@Naomi Datta) 1544018337.0
@TheCut If it really doesn't meet your editorial standard, maybe tell the writer to un-tweet praise she got for wri… https://t.co/R8CSP8GYnS— Declan Cashin (@Declan Cashin) 1544023765.0
@TheCut In another update, The Cut has removed all mentions of the word scam from the Priyanka piece, but it remain… https://t.co/aKePTHBPeO— Rachael Krishna (@Rachael Krishna) 1544019855.0
On the The Cut page it reads:
"Last night, the Cut published a post about Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's relationship that shouldn't have gone up. We've received dozens of messages from readers expressing their anger."
"We want you to know that we hear you and we're sorry. The whole piece missed the mark. There is no good explanation for this other than human error and poor judgement. This was a mistake, and we apologize to our readers and to Priyanka and Nick."
There was much confusion as to the point of the article.
@jpbrammer @TheCut it doesn't even, like, make its point?— Libby Hill (@Libby Hill) 1543976651.0
@jpbrammer @TheCut Literally, what is this?— Ru. (@Ru.) 1543977369.0
And there were some choice words for the writer.
@mRiah You’re just not a good writer. That’s the main issue here. Weird series of events that even put you in a pos… https://t.co/GLhzcLmYHy— Meggy Haynes (@Meggy Haynes) 1544021041.0
@mRiah If all the cars in your lane are oncoming, they must all be in the wrong lane!— Kaushik Ganguly (@Kaushik Ganguly) 1544025886.0
@mRiah Better correct your figures regarding priyanka and nick's wedding!! Write good! U need to improve your skills!!— Simran Gaur (@Simran Gaur) 1544010264.0
@mRiah Please use your voice to uplift individuals and not shame them. The world we live in today is hard enough, n… https://t.co/OzQmpO4Cvz— अमित /A S (@अमित /A S) 1544041538.0
Now there is some advice we can all take.