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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 12:52 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 12:52 AM (IST)

‘What Nick & Pri have is beautiful love’

Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner blast ‘racist’ article on Priyanka-Nick marriage, website apologises

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  • Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra appeared at the launch of a dating App, Bumble, in Delhi on Wednesday, marking their first public appearance as Mr and Mrs Jonas. Priyanka was seen in a blush pink dress with a chain belt around her waist. On the other side, Nick donned a grey suit and navy loafers.
‘What Nick & Pri have is beautiful love’

Joe Jonas and his fiancée Sophie Turner have slammed an article for calling Priyanka Chopra a “modern-day scam artist” over her marriage to his brother, American singer Nick Jonas. The article, published on The Cut website and written by journalist Mariah Smith, claimed that Nick shares a “fraudulent relationship against his will”. The piece is full of racist, first world complex and misogynist undertones. 

One of the portions of the article read, “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.” 

“Even more upsetting, she’s a scam artist who never even took the time to make sure he was comfortable riding a horse before arranging for him to enter their wedding ceremony on horseback,” Smith wrote. The article was slammed online by many people, including Joe and Sophie. After the furor, the website issued an apology and said it has deleted the objectionable article. 

“An earlier story about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize,” The Cut wrote on its official Twitter handle. The website had earlier updated the article, removing all the objectionable mentions to Priyanka.The actress said, "I don't even want to react or comment. It's not even in my stratosphere. I'm in a happy place at this moment. These kinds of random things can't disturb it.”

Turner, who is engaged to Joe, slammed the article on Twitter, calling it “wildly inappropriate”. “This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit,” she said.

Joe wrote, “This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next.” Actor Sonam Kapoor also came out in defence of Priyanka and termed the article as “sexist, racist and disgusting”.

Sona Mohapatra tweeted, “Deeply disgusting. To character assassinate a hardworking, driven, achiever like Priyanka Chopra in this warped, petty manner & for @TheCut to publish such a low-brow piece is the lowest of the lows. Priyanka’s plan to make this Nick Jonas opportunity her forever b***h’? Sick.”  Swara Bhasker said, “Depressed with the state of the world and current affairs? Here is some good old fashioned puerile filth published by TheCut to add some pointless venom to your day. Also, someone invite Mariah to an Indian wedding, might assuage some of her misguided angst! ” —PTI

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