Writer says sorry for call­ing PC ‘scam artist’

Khaleej Times - City Times - - Y OUR DAILY DOSE OF BOLLYWOOD -

Mariah Smith, the writer who called Priyanka Chopra a “scam artist” in an ar­ti­cle, has apol­o­gised for the in­sin­u­a­tions.

“I want to sin­cerely apol­o­gise to Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, and to the read­ers I of­fended and hurt with my words. I do not con­done racism, xeno­pho­bia, or sex­ism. I take full re­spon­si­bil­ity for what I wrote, and I was wrong. I am truly sorry,” Smith posted on Twit­ter.

The apol­ogy was in ref­er­ence to an ar­ti­cle she penned for The Cut fol­low­ing Priyanka’s wed­ding to Nick Jonas in In­dia.

In Smith’s opin­ion, Priyanka “is a mod­ern-day scam artist”.

“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...,” the ar­ti­cle read. She fur­ther wrote: “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 said the cou­ple had a high pro­file wed­ding just to make money. “Priyanka and Nick are find­ing ways for their ‘love’ to make them money - cir­cum­vent­ing the meth­ods used by the celebri­ties of yore, who stuck to sell­ing their wed­ding or baby pho­tos to mag­a­zines,” the ar­ti­cle added.

"I want to sin­cerely apol­o­gise to Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, and to the read­ers I of­fended and hurt with my words.”

Mariah Smith

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.