Sonam Kapoor leads Twitter in damning ‘sexist, racist’ article that accused Priyanka Chopra of scamming Nick Jonas
Twitter has jumped to the defence of actor Priyanka Chopra after an article was published by a US magazine that accused her of scamming her husband Nick Jonas into marriage.bollywood Updated: Dec 05, 2018 21:08 IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor has come to the defence of her colleague Priyanka Chopra against an article published in US’ The Cut magazine. Sonam called the piece racist and sexist and disgusting for criticising Priyanka’s wedding to American singer Nick Jonas.
“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!,” Sonam wrore in her tweet.
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
The article, written by Mariah Smith, calls Priyanka a ‘global scam artist’ whose PR machinery was on the lookout for a romance for her. It also said Priyanka intends to break Nick’s heart and that he simply wanted ‘a fling’ with an older woman but is now caught up in a ’life sentence’, advising him to run away on the horse he arrived to his wedding on. The highly sexist piece also shamed her for buying expensive things and said that their relationship doesn’t make sense as Nick would want to stay a bachelor at 24 while Priyanka would be looking to settle down at 34.
The article has now been removed by the publication.
Journalist Nidhi Razdan and many other Twitter users expressed anger at the article. “What kind of petty hate-mongering garbage is this? If your writer can’t handle someone’s successful career or keep their sexist/racist overtones in check, it’s their personal problem, and unbecoming of the platform to publish,” wrote one. “Oh good, let’s have a woman (of color, no less) perpetuate the myth of an older foreign woman entrapping and corrupting the wholesome and naive white man. Forget petty. This piece is problematic and embarrassing,” commented another.
Check out more reactions:
Can't wait for Priyanka to post a cute lil Instagram of a bankrupt writer with a very expensive law firm tagged as a sponsor xx— adt (@adt_txt) December 5, 2018
Not a fan of over the top celebrations, but that is a personal opinion. Yet the article by @mRiah shows a spectacularly sick mind. It does not matter what anybody else but the couple thinks what is good for them. So yup Shut up Mariah!— Randhir Deore (@Randhir73) December 5, 2018
It is racist. Wonder how these so called journalists make the cut!— S Ramachandran (@indiarama) December 5, 2018
This woman clearly used to be a Jonas bros stan & now is having a mental breakdown over Nick getting hitched, add to that the fact it's to someone as charming as PC 😳— bread crumb (@vanteseok) December 5, 2018
Priyanka Chopra won MISS WORLD in 2000.. If anything, She is way out of the league for Nick Jonas.— Naveen (@TheNaveenReddy) December 5, 2018
No Priyanka Chopra slander is about to be tolerated 🤬— RYAN BUTLER 🖇 (@RHYD1Z3L) December 5, 2018
Priyanka and Nick tied the knot over the weekend in Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace on December 1 and 2. They first exchanged vows in a Christian wedding ceremony that was officiated by his father. On the second day, they tied the knot in a Hindu wedding ceremony.
The couple’s wedding pictures were released on Tuesday by People and Hello magazines. The couple also hosted a reception in New Delhi on Tuesday, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will be followed by another reception in Mumbai for Priyanka’s colleagues from Bollywood.
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First Published: Dec 05, 2018 20:17 IST