Following the lavish wedding celebrations for the newlyweds, New York Magazine's The Cut posted an opinion piece on Tuesday calling B.S. on Nick and Priyanka's nuptials, saying the singer was thrown into the marriage "against his will." In response, both Joe and Turner, who have been engaged since October 2017, slammed the article on Twitter.
The article, which has since been deleted except for an editor's note, argued the marriage was "fraudulent" and that Nick and Priyanka's relationship wouldn't last. The piece, titled, "Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's Love for Real?" called the "Quantico" star a "scam artist" who tricked the "Close" singer into a marriage. The writer critically examined Nick and Priyanka's past romances, where she noted that Nick, 25, always had an "interest in older women." Priyanka is 11 years Nick's senior.
"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," the piece said.
The publication also quoted the writer's words in a tweet that has since been deleted, which served as the basis for much of the outraged conversation on Twitter: "That's right: Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Sunday, December 1, and I'll tell you why I think so."
The Cut later issued an apology, tweeting "An earlier story about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize."
All that remains on the story's page is an editor's note: "Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize."
Since its publication, the article received widespread criticism on the Internet, with fans accusing the piece of being sexist, racist and ageist.
The sexism, racism & xenophobia really jumped out lol. You're so mad that a deserving Indian woman found someone who values her worth. The one time a South Asian woman is thriving in Hollywood after working so hard, she gets called a scammer. I hope you do some soul-searching.
I couldn't even bring myself to complete reading this trash but from what I've read, the author really can't accept the fact that an Indian woman can earn millions and spend it lavishly on herself and her wedding. Also @TheCut this is racist, just fyi!https://t.co/StYajaIjSs
Hey The Cut, this is bullshit!! Getting a black woman to share her "views" about a successful, self made brown Indian woman doesn't change the fact that the piece is racist & sexist. Shaming a brown woman for her lifestyle choices shows your disgusting mindset. #PriyankaChopra https://t.co/AnpiGCWKER
.@TheCut's piece on @priyankachopra and @nickjonas is t r a s h. I don't even think their relationship's real but here goes: 1. He isn't a helpless bachcha who got trapped. She, a RELEVANT star resurrected a has-been child star's "career".
There is an art to dissecting celebrity culture, and this dumb, petty, misogynistic, racist piece of trash isn't it. I really don't feel like listing the many ways @TheCut fucked up on Hindu culture before even getting to the banality of this dumb story. https://t.co/mUCDCm8xaG
also congrats to @TheCut for publishing the single most sexist and frankly xenophobic take on the priyanka/Jonas wedding?! Priyanka has had an extremely productive and successful career and she is doing nick Jonas a favor by marrying him. pic.twitter.com/bG03xnaoxC
For a publication that “shows women's what they are made of” @TheCut has a lot to answer for . The article on @priyankachopra was sexist , racist and disgusting. Also it's written by a woman which is so sad. It reeks of envy and bitterness. @mRiah shame on you! https://t.co/bmbbX7LrAT