Priyanka Chopra speaks out after being branded a 'global scam artist' for Nick Jonas marriage

Natasha Sporn
Dismissed: Priyanka Chopra has responded to a recent article on her wedding to Nick Jonas: AFP/Getty Images

Priyanka Chopra has broken her silence in the wake of claims she is a “global scam artist” after her marriage to Nick Jonas.

US magazine The Cut published an article branding the Quantico actress as “scam artist” and urged Jonas to “get away as fast as he can”.

Penned by Mariah Smith, the since deleted piece read: “Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Saturday.

“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.”

Married: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' union was criticised in a now-deleted post (

Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Chopra said that she did not worry about “random things” in the wake of her wedding, which they are still celebrating with multiple receptions.

The 36-year-old said: “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.”

The article sparked widespread condemnation on social media, with fans outraged at the “disgusting” and “racist” piece.

Outrage: An article branding Priyanka a 'global scam artist' has been condemned (Reuters)

Jonas’ brother Joe was among those who slammed the article, tweeting: “This is disgusting. @TheCut should be ashamed to have someone write such evil words. What Nick & Pri have is Beautiful Love. Thank u, Next.”

Joe’s fiancé Sophie Turner, who stars in Game of Thrones, was similarly outraged branding the article “wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting”.

The publication apologised after the original article, titled Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Love for Real?, was deleted.

“Last night, the Cut published a post about Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship that shouldn’t have gone up,” it read.

“We’ve received dozens of messages from readers expressing their anger. 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 judgment. This was a mistake, and we apologise to our readers and to Priyanka and Nick.”