India today woke up to a piece on Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and their recent wedding that called the actress a ‘global scam artist’. The piece, carried by New York Magazine’s The Cut, had the choicest of words to speak about Chopra. The piece began with calling Priyanka Chopra a ‘modern-day scam artist’ and went on to say how Nick Jonas married into a ‘fraudulent relationship against his will’. After more than a 1,000 words on the supposedly ‘fake’ realationship between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, the writer went on to advice the groom: “Nick, if you’re reading this, find that horse and gallop away as fast as you can!”
If the New York Magazine attempted at humour in this horribly racist, sexist, lookist and ageist piece, it fell light years short of its destination.
Writer Mariah Smith was criticised severely for her hit job on Priyanka that claimed to give evidence on why she thought Priyanka was a modern-day scam artist. After our article shredded Smith’s piece to pieces, the website ‘updated’ its article.
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But looks like even the ‘updated’ version could not cut it. So The Cut deleted its piece and apologised for the article.
“Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize,” the link to the article now says.
The ‘updated version’ of the article, ‘Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Love for Real?’, had removed the epithet ‘modern-day scam artist’ from in front of Priyanka’s name. It had taken down its unclassy advice to Nick Jonas on galloping away from the marriage. The writer had edited her claim of ‘telling’ her readers why she ‘thinks so’ to a much watered down: “I have some thoughts.”
The following paragraph that aimed at introducing Quantico star Priyanka Chopra to her readers was also edited. What earlier began with ‘But who is Priyanka Chopra, former star of Quantico and current pride of India?’ was later changed to a tamer version: “Even before Priyanka crossed over from Bollywood superstardom into the Hollywood arena, she was on the edge of making history. Just a few years ago (around 2015), Priyanka had her big break in America, starring in an ABC drama series, the now-canceled Quantico. This success made Priyanka the first major Indian crossover star in America.”
The piece that earlier said “September 2016 is quite possibly the month when dating began a job for Priyanka”, went on to read in its updated version, “Also in September 2016…”
Some good sense seems to have *finally* prevailed upon the magazine and the writer… the website has taken down its obnoxious piece on Priyanka Chopra.