Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas receive apology from 'The Cut' writer for 'racist' article

The piece was full of racist, first world complex and misogynist undertones.

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Mariah Smith had penned an article commenting on Priyanka Chopra (L), Nick Jonas's (R)relationship.
MUMBAI: Newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have received an apology from writer Mariah Smith, who penned an article for The Cut in which she labelled the Indian star as a "modern-day scam artist".

The article, published on The Cut website, claimed that Nick shares a "fraudulent relationship against his will". The piece was full of racist, first world complex and misogynist undertones.

"I want to sincerely apologise to Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, and to the readers I offended and hurt with my words. I do not condone racism, xenophobia, or sexism. I take full responsibility for what I wrote, and I was wrong. I am truly sorry," Smith posted on Twitter.



The article was slammed online by many people, including Nick's brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee, "Game of Thrones" star, Sophie Turner. The duo attended the wedding in Jodhpur along with the rest of the family members.

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."

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"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 had written.

After the furore, the website issued an apology and said it has deleted the objectionable article.

Priyanka-Nick's Epic Sangeet Ceremony: Ambanis Join The Party; Isha, Sophie Turner Groove With Parineeti Chopra
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who tied the knot in a Christian ceremony at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan palace on Saturday, took to Instagram to share pictures from their sangeet ceremony. It was a night of love and laughter as the couples' families and friends grooved the night away.

The 36-year-old actress wrote on Instagram, "Nick and I were looking forward to the sangeet (musical evening), another pre-wedding ritual... and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was."

Both the families narrated the couple's love story through song and dance.

In Pic (clockwise from top right): Priyanka and Nick; Chopra with Isha Ambani and Parineeti; Sophie Turner with the groom's squad; Chopra with Nita and Mukesh Ambani.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who tied the knot in a Christian ceremony at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan palace on Saturday, took to Instagram to share pictures from their sangeet ceremony. It was a night..
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For the sangeet ceremony, Priyanka Chopra channelled her desi girl look in a saree paired with a shimmering blouse and a diamond choker. Nick Jonas complemented her in a midnight blue kurta.

For the sangeet ceremony, Priyanka Chopra channelled her desi girl look in a saree paired with a shimmering blouse and a diamond choker. Nick Jonas complemented her in a midnight blue kurta.

Nick Jonas brought out his Bollywood avatar as he grooved with family and friends at what looks like an epic night.

Nick Jonas brought out his Bollywood avatar as he grooved with family and friends at what looks like an epic night.

The Ambanis, who reached Jodhpur on Saturday just ahead of the sangeet ceremony, were spotted sitting front row with Chopra and her mother. Nita Ambani opted for a ivory lehenga with a leheria dupatta, while the Reliance Industries Chairman was dressed in a black bandhgala.

The Ambanis, who reached Jodhpur on Saturday just ahead of the sangeet ceremony, were spotted sitting front row with Chopra and her mother. Nita Ambani opted for a ivory lehenga with a leheria dupatt..
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Designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, the decor at the function included fairy lights and mirror installations that lit up the Umaid Bhawan grounds. The designer-duo described the set up as an 'enchanted wonderland'.

The pictures by photographer Joseph Radhik showed the stars and their friends in full party mode.

Designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, the decor at the function included fairy lights and mirror installations that lit up the Umaid Bhawan grounds. The designer-duo described the set up as an 'en..
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The 'Quantico' actress and mum Madhu Chopra had a special performance up their sleeve as they took to the stage. Just like her daughter, Madhu Chopra, too, was dressed in a saree - albeit in blue.

The 'Quantico' actress and mum Madhu Chopra had a special performance up their sleeve as they took to the stage. Just like her daughter, Madhu Chopra, too, was dressed in a saree - albeit in blue.

Jonas's family and friends, including 'Game Of Thrones' star Sophie Turner, also performed to both Bollywood and English songs. In her Instagram post, Chopra said that the night began as a 'fierce dance and song competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love'.

Jonas's family and friends, including 'Game Of Thrones' star Sophie Turner, also performed to both Bollywood and English songs. In her Instagram post, Chopra said that the night began as a 'fierce da..
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The Jonas brothers, Kevin, Joe, and Frankie, gave his brother company in traditional, Indian attire by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. While the groom was in blue, his groomsmen were all dressed in black.

The Jonas brothers, Kevin, Joe, and Frankie, gave his brother company in traditional, Indian attire by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. While the groom was in blue, his groomsmen were all dressed in blac..
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The night ended with a winning side - the bride's - who won a trophy for their performance. But at the end it was all about love, as the families and friends all got together for a picture with the couple.

The night ended with a winning side - the bride's - who won a trophy for their performance. But at the end it was all about love, as the families and friends all got together for a picture with the c..
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