BOL­LY­WOOD SLAMS JOUR­NAL­IST FOR CALL­ING PRIYANKA ‘SCAM ARTIST’

‘scam artist’

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In­dian celebri­ties like ac­tores Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Swara Bhasker, and singer Sona Mo­ha­p­a­tra, have crit­i­cised jour­nal­ist Mariah Smith for writ­ing a “racist” ar­ti­cle about ac­tor Priyanka Chopra and Amer­i­can singer Nick Jonas’ wed­ding. In The New York Mag’s The­cut ar­ti­cle, the jour­nal­ist called Priyanka, 36, a “global scam artist”, who tricked young Jonas, 26, into a life­long com­mit­ment when all he re­ally wanted was a fling.

“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, and I’ll tell you why I think so...,” it read. Af­ter the ar­ti­cle got cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia, it gar­nered huge flak from some of the mem­bers of In­dian film fra­ter­nity.

“For a pub­li­ca­tion that ‘shows women what they are made of’, The­cut has a lot to an­swer for. The ar­ti­cle on Priyanka was sex­ist, racist and dis­gust­ing. Also it’s writ­ten by a woman which is so sad. It reeks of envy and bit­ter­ness. Mariah, shame on you,” Sonam tweeted re­cently. Swara also ex­pressed her dis­ap­point­ment on the mi­cro-blog­ging site.

“De­pressed with the state of the world and cur­rent af­fairs? Here is some good old fash­ioned puerile filth pub­lished by The­cut to add some point­less venom to your day. Also some­one in­vite Mariah to an In­dian wed­ding, might as­suage some of her mis­guided angst! Yel­low Jour­nal­ism,” tweeted the Tanu Weds Manu ac­tor.

In the ar­ti­cle, Smith also said: “Priyanka’s in­dul­gences and what she views as ne­ces­si­ties speak vol­umes to her per­son­al­ity and what she’ll do, or think she needs to do, for her ca­reer .... ” Smith also slammed the cou­ple, who got mar­ried in Jodh­pur last week, say­ing they had their high pro­file wed­ding just to make money.

“Priyanka and Nick are find­ing ways for their ‘love’ make them money cir­cum­vent­ing the meth­ods used by the celebri­ties of yore, who stuck to sell­ing their wed­ding or baby pho­tos to mag­a­zines.”

In The New York Mag­a­zine’s

‘The­cut’ ar­ti­cle, the jour­nal­ist called Priyanka, 36, a ‘global scam artist’, who tricked young Jonas, 26, into a life­long com­mit­ment when all he re­ally wanted was a fling

‘The ar­ti­cle on Priyanka was sex­ist, racist and dis­gust­ing. Also it’s writ­ten by a woman which is so sad. It reeks of envy and bit­ter­ness,’ tweeted Sonam Kapoor

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