Priyanka Cho­pra has the last laugh

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Priyanka Cho­pra could have pos­si­bly sued for defama­tion—and this is one defama­tion suit we would have sup­ported for a change. Only days af­ter the ac­tor’s wed­ding to singer Nick Jonas, a com­men­tary piece sur­faced on New York Mag­a­zine’s The Cut that man­aged to be racist, sex­ist and ageist, all at once. Many read­ers took um­brage to her be­ing called a “global scam artist” but the un­der­ly­ing trope of her be­ing a ma­nip­u­la­tive brown cra­dle-snatch­ing gold-dig­ger was deeply up­set­ting and re­gres­sive. “Ni­cholas Jonas mar­ried into a fraud­u­lent re­la­tion­ship (with Priyanka Cho­pra) against his will this past Satur­day, De­cem­ber the 1st, and I’ll tell you why,” the writer de­clared. In the jug­ger­naut of an­gry re­ac­tions from the In­dian Twit­ter­verse there were also state­ments of sup­port from ac­tors Sonam Kapoor and Cho­pra’s soon-to-be sis­terin-law Sophie Turner (you know her as Sansa Stark). The Cut has since deleted the piece, and is­sued a sat­is­fac­tory apol­ogy. In an in­ter­view with the Hin­dus­tan Times on Thurs­day, when Cho­pra re­sponded say­ing, “I don’t even want to re­act or com­ment. It’s not even in my strato­sphere... ” she rose far above The Cut. —AG

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