They may not be official sisters yet, but Sophie Turner totally has future sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra’s back. Especially when it comes to gross “news” articles.
In case you missed it, New York Magazine’s online magazine, The Cut, posted a hateful story that basically attacked Chopra on the heels of her marriage to Nick Jonas, calling her a “global scam artist” who merely wed the Jonas brother for PR reasons.
“At times, marriage can be a beautifully wonderful union that warms even the coldest of hearts, but sadly, this union evokes no such feeling,” the post, which has since been deleted (though you can read it here), read. “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.”
Talk about harsh. It was certainly harsh enough for Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his fiancée, Turner, to weigh in.
“This is wildly inappropriate,” the Game of Thrones actress wrote. “Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit.”
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
“This is disgusting,” Joe Jonas tweeted. “The Cut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words.”
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) December 5, 2018
For her part, Chopra has mostly ignored the attack, saying “I don’t even want to react or comment,” to the Hindustan Times. “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.”
Meanwhile, it’s clear the editors at The Cut severely underestimated Chopra’s already huge fanbase (she has been a Bollywood star for years), not to mention all decent-thinking people, and weren’t prepared for the massive backlash they received. They’ve since taken the article down and replaced it with a formal apology, saying the piece should never have gone up in the first place.
“We’ve received dozens of messages from readers expressing their anger,” it says. “We want you to know that we hear you and we’re sorry. The whole piece missed the mark. There is no good explanation for this other than human error and poor judgement. This was a mistake, and we apologize to our readers and to Priyanka and Nick.”
That’s a start anyhow, but something tells us the Jonas family will be getting their news from other sites for a while. And, if anything, this whole ordeal has just made us want Nick and Priyanka to succeed as a couple even more. Maybe they’ll even release a song and music video about the situation down the line. Who knows—artists are usually able to turn these kinds of things into positives. Just ask T-Swift, and those haters who are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
In the meantime, what a way to kick off the honeymoon.