Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have been basking in their love for each other ever since they tied the knot on December 1. While the whole world is going “ooh” and “aww” over the happy couple, there are some haters who think that the only reason a hot, young pop star like Nick would want to be with a global icon like Priyanka is if she tricked him into falling in love with her.
In an article that has since been updated to seem less caustic, The Cut gave voice to these haters, calling Priyanka a "global scam artist" who tricked young Nick into a lifetime of commitment after what apparently started off as nothing more than a fling.
The article said, "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...”
For the article to perpetuate the stereotype that men are out there only for sex and that women are looking for ways into tricking men into marrying them, is not only outdated but also very toxic and borderline racist, as many of Priyanka’s friends from Bollywood pointed out.
Depressed with the state of the world & current affairs? Here’s some good ol’ fashioned puerile filth published by @TheCut 2 add some pointless venom 2 ur day. Also someone invite @mRiah to an Indian wedding 🙄🙄🙄 Might assuage some of her misguided angst! #yellowjournalism https://t.co/3q8cPMElrp— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 5, 2018
Priyanka is also called a gold digger by the writer, and the article reeks of a superiority complex rampant in the West while also suggesting that Nick failed to do his share of research and is completely in the dark about Priyanka’s popularity and success. It reeks of the idea that America is the center of the world, a Mecca to which the rest of the world prostrates.
While Americans have known and loved the JoBros for decades now, having seen them grow up in front of their eyes, most are unaware of Priyanka’s career which started at the age of 17 in the year 2000 when she won the Miss World title with no background in pageantry or beauty competitions.
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— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) December 5, 2018
As a woman whose net worth is calculated to be $28 million by Business Today, Priyanka marrying a man whose net worth is calculated at $25 million would be a terrible move for a “gold digger.” As a woman who has acted in over 55 films, most of which were box office success stories, and then made the move to the US to establish herself as a TV star, musician and a Hollywood actor with no Godfather or Godmother to pave the way for her, Priyanka's perseverance is clear for all to see and rules out the ridiculous idea of this being a "green card wedding".
As for the age difference, Nick is known to have dated many older women in his bachelor days, including Delta Goodrem, eight years his senior, and Kate Hudson, 13 years his senior. He has been quite vocal about how he appreciates the older ladies for “knowing what they want.” And Priyanka definitely knows what she wants.
The couple have spoken about how things just felt easy between them and how they felt what they have is real. Moreover, Priyanka, who has been an actor for over 16 years, has been linked with many of her co-stars and other celebrities, but has remained mum about her romantic life and has always maintained that she would share the details of her relationship when it is worth sharing.
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She attends his gigs, travels with him and extends her support during interviews. And in every interaction, it is evident that they mean everything to each other. Vogue did a couple of videos with the newlyweds and anyone who has seen the way Nick pulls Priyanka’s chair closer to him at the end of the video of their newlyweds game knows what true love looks like.
Anyone still questioning the authenticity of their love are clearly living a life of cynicism and denial. As the saying goes: If you are bitter and have nothing nice to say, it's better not to say anything at all.
And to Priyanka and Nick, I say a wonderful life together awaits you, please pay no heed to the haters.
UPDATE: Following widespread outrage, The Cut has apologized for the article saying it does not 'not reflect their standards' and decided to remove it.