The article accuses newlywed Priyanka, 36, who married Nick Jonas, 26, earlier this week in a three-day event at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace, of ‘scamming’ her husband into marriage.
The article, published on The Cut, a fashion e-zine produced by New York Magazine, has since been removed after a outcry from readers.
An earlier story about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas did not meet our standards. We’ve removed it and apologize https://t.co/DkcOatMV2z
— The Cut (@TheCut) December 5, 2018
The article suggested Priyanka and her team targeted Nick for his success, claiming: “Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will.”
It continued: “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.”
Click on the image below to see a selection of celebrity wedding dresses, including Priyanka’s.
You can read further extracts from the now-deleted piece on the India Today website.
Today, Priyanka responded with a dignified response. She told New Delhi-based publication Hindustan Times: “I don’t even want to react or comment. It’s not even in my stratosphere. I’m in a happy place at this moment. These kind of random things can’t disturb it.”
Both Priyanka’s new brother-in-law, Joe Jonas, and his fiancée Sophie Turner, have responded to the article on Twitter.
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) December 5, 2018
This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit. https://t.co/iYKaifKJP6
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) December 5, 2018
British actress Jameela Jamil has also responded to the article on Twitter, sarcastically stating it’s “always fun being a South Asian woman in this world.”
Always fun being a South Asian woman in this world. Go on @priyankachopra enjoy your fucking life. We’re proud of you. And congrats on your American @voguemagazine cover out tomorrow! ❤️ https://t.co/NbABxgcqey
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) December 6, 2018
Read more from Yahoo Style UK: