Mariah Smith, the writer of The Cut article that called actress Priyanka Chopra a “global scam artist”, has apologised for the making the remarks. The article written right after the couple got married had faced a huge backlash, forcing the publication to take it off the website.
On December 8, following such reaction to the piece, Smith took to Twitter and penned an apology addressing the celebrity couple.
“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,” she wrote.
— mariah smith (@mRiah) December 7, 2018
Smith had said the couple had a high profile wedding just to make money.
The article had invited widespread criticism from all quarters. Hours after it was published on the website, Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his fiancée had taken to Twitter to condemn it.
Priyanka herself had chosen to “ignore” it saying it was not in her “stratosphere” as she was in a very “happy place” at the moment.
Her mother Madhu Chopra echoed similar views.
“It is a happy phase for our family, and we don’t want to be disturbed by such idiotic things. I am happy that my daughter is married to someone she truly loves. I don’t want to give publicity to those fools. There are some donkeys who do anything they feel like, but their actions don’t affect us,” Mid Day quotes the actress’ mother.
Priyanka and Nick got married earlier this month in Jodhpur as per both Christian and Hindu traditions and had a gala celebration.
The two were back in Rajasthan on Saturday as they were spotted in Udaipur to attend the pre-wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani with Anand Piramal.