Dec 5 : In The New York Mag’s TheCut article, the journalist called Priyanka, 36, a “global scam artist”, who tricked young Jonas, 26, into a lifelong commitment when all he really wanted was a fling.
The article, headlined “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?”
“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…,” it read.
After the article got circulated on social media, it garnered huge flak from some of the members of Indian film fraternity.
“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 article read. It went on to add: “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.”
While the writer provides no basis for making such claims, she goes on to shower Chopra with sexist and ageist comments, belittling her career and work. She also seems to make light of Indian wedding customs and traditions and describes how Chopra thrives on undue indulgence and publicity.
The article also slams Jonas, commenting on his “interest in older women” and citing examples of the same. The writer goes on to vilify Chopra as a gold digger whose ‘team’ is constantly on the job of finding her eligible men to date and marry.
The article has spawned a lot of criticism on social media with many accusing it of being racist, sexist, baseless and in extremely bad taste.