New Delhi: After receiving severe backlash for writing an abhorrent piece on Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas' wedding, Mariah Smith, The Cut writer, had taken to Twitter to issue an apology to the couple.
Taking to Twitter, Smith wrote, "I sincerely apologize to Priyanka Chopra and 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."
— mariah smith (@mRiah) December 7, 2018
The writer, in her article for the New York-based magazine The Cut, had called Priyanka Chopra a "modern-day-scam-artist".
One of the paragraphs of the article 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."
"Even more upsetting, she's a scam artist who never even took the time to make sure he was comfortable riding a horse before arranging for him to enter their wedding ceremony on horseback," Smith went on to add.
The article enraged many Bollywood celebs and even Priyanka's in-laws Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Slamming the article, Joe wrote, "This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next."
Sophie Turner too found the article "wildly inappropriate" and took to Twitter to call it out. She wrote, "This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bullshit."
The Cut, however, took the article down and issued an apology. "An earlier story about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize," The Cut wrote on its official Twitter handle.