Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas – the highly loved couple are finally man and wife.
As such, Nickyanka wedding has been making headlines all over social media and rightly so.
Whilst there has been a lot of love for the newlyweds, some media outlets have spread their scepticism over this marriage.
The Cut, an American-based magazine covering fashion and beauty published an article titled:
“Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?”
As of now, the article has been removed:
“Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize.”
But earlier, in this article, the writer Mariah Smith speculates that the matrimony of Nick and Priyanka is a sham.
The report then goes on to cite how the Jumanji actor has been compelled into the marriage.
“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,” writes Smith.
Social Media Users SLAM the article and Journalist
Since the article released, it has attracted a lot of criticism on social media and rightly so.
Quoting the excerpt as mentioned above, journalist Rituparna Chatterjee says, “This is really disappointing @TheCut that you performed this vicious, uninformed piece.”
Actor Sonam Kapoor has also slammed the article saying:
“For a publication that shows women’s what they are made of” @TheCut has a lot to answer for. Ther 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!”
Critic Raja Sen, claims that such revolting articles should be ignored. He tweets:
“Why are so many people on my timeline sharing and discussing that sickening, sexist, racially problematic article about Priyanka Chopra?
It’s clearly written to provoke outrage and generate clicks. Trolls need to be ignored – even when they have a byline.”
Priyanka’s family speak out too
The media article has also urged Priyanka’s family members to speak out.
Responding to, PC’s cousin, Meera Chopra states:
“Coz people r jobless. We should just ignore them. @priyankachopra has always been a role model by breaking barriers and making her own rules.
We should applaud this woman for what she’s been doing for all of us.
Whoever wrote this piece of crap should be jailed.”
Similarly, Priyanka’s sister-in-law Sophie Turner has also spoken against the article. She tweets:
“This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting.
Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone to spew such bullshit.”
An abuse of journalism & reportage?
Out of all the social media responses, Filmfare editor Jitesh Pillai’s has been the most thought-provoking.
“While I’m against censorship of any form, you can’t just attack a celebrity because they’re happy or successful.
Or because you’re trolling sounds clever.
“It wasn’t an article, it’s an abuse of reportage.”
Pillai’s tweet makes us wonder to what extent is ‘freedom of speech’ legitimised.
Does having the position of a journalist mean we can allude anything that we strongly feel about? Where should the line be drawn?
Gossip reporting is one thing, but an article that confidently states something which may not be true is simply misusing the power of journalism.