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Most people are excited about the whirlwind romance between 36-year-old Priyanka Chopra and 26-year-old Nick Jonas. Their elaborate wedding and merging of East and West were revered. Moreover, they are a celebrity couple who both look happy and have had little scandal besides their age difference, which is hardly a scandal at all.

Nevertheless, that didn't stop The Cut from accusing Chopra of being a "global scam artist" obsessed with wealth and status. 

The Cut, the women's lifestyle vertical at New York magazine, published a totally unfounded take-down piece on Priyanka Chopra. 

The article claims that Chopra, an extremely successful Bollywood star in India, was obsessed with breaking into Hollywood. To become a star, Chopra allegedly seduced Nick Jonas into marrying her in order to raise her profile. WHAT?!

"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 author wrote. 

I am not saying this to shade Jonas, but the guy's career peaked a while ago. He is a B-list musician with a devoted but niche following. Chopra isn't exactly marrying "up" in terms of celebrity status. 

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The author, worst of all, makes Jonas, a 26-year-old man, out to be the victim of her feminine wiles. It suggests that Chopra used her management team to arrange her relationship with Jonas, who has been open about his attraction and romantic links to older women. 

Moreover, the piece claims that because the couple had multiple sponsorships including Ralph Lauren and the Google Pixel 3 for their wedding, that their love cannot be real (even though literally every celebrity uses their wedding as an opportunity to snag endorsement deals and publicity). People magazine wouldn't be in business if that weren't true. 

Needless to say, the writer was called out for their racist, sexist, and xenophobic take that had little evidence and was pure, petty speculation. 

Just let a woman of color live. 

Many people felt that Chopra was being singled out because she is a woman of color. Maybe their relationship is for publicity, maybe it's not ... but the publication has never published a similar article claiming any of the many white women celebrities who marry for status is a "scammer." At the time, many felt that Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kanye West was a farce and that it wouldn't last a year. But there weren't articles published calling Kardashian an outright scammer. 

The whole thing is just a bad take and such a mess.

This pretty much sums up how I feel. 

The article has since been deleted with this small editor's note.