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US magazine deletes article calling Priyanka Chopra a ‘scam artist’

New York magazine has deleted an article that labelled the actor Priyanka Chopra a “global scam artist” who had conned musician Nick Jonas into marrying her after it was widely panned, especially by Indian readers.

The piece, published on the magazine’s the Cut website, a spin off aimed at female readers, painted Chopra, 36, as a calculating figure whose relationship with Jonas was influenced more by a desire to further her career than love.

“Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Saturday,” the author, Mariah Smith, wrote.

“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 added.

Among those who have joined the chorus against the said article are her brother-in-law and sister-in-law to be, Joe Jonas and Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner.

Taking to Twitter, Joe wrote: “This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next.”

Following in the same vein, Sophie too wrote: “This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bulls–t.”

The TheCut article saw poorly of the said union: it called Priyanka a “global scam artist” whose PR machinery was looking out for a romance for her. It said that while Nick was only looking out for “a fling” with Hollywood’s latest “It woman”, the American singer was looking straight at a “life sentence”.

“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.”

Priyanka has responded to the article saying she did not want to react to such “random things”. Speaking to Hindustan Times, she said, “I don’t even want to react or comment. It’s not even in my stratosphere. I’m in a happy place at this moment. These kind of random things can’t disturb it.”

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