The Cut took a big swing at the outrageously acquisitive wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. But it ended up giving itself the black eye — and then apologized to its readers.
While editors’ inboxes were still being sprinkled with a confetti of press releases about what brands Chopra and Jonas wore, ate, rode on, slept under, flew in and dreamed about during last weekend’s nuptials, the Cut published an article that laid the whole freebie vacuum on Chopra, calling her a “scam artist” and identifying Jonas as her mark. (For our money, the newlyweds are equal co-conspirators in the greatest swag caper of the century.)
It made the case that Chopra — after becoming successful in India — had coldly set her sights on America, and bagging an American star.
The predictable monsoon of Twitter criticism became somewhat awkward when “Game of Thrones” star and Chopra’s soon-to-be-sister-in-law Sophie Turner tweeted, “this is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that the Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bulls - - t.”
The site took down the story and replaced it with a statement reading: “Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize.”
The Cut declined to comment further.
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