The writer behind the article that branded Priyanka Chopra a “global scam artist” has issued a public apology.
Mariah Smith penned an opinion piece for “The Cut” that accused the Bollywood actress of trapping Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her film career.
After the article was called out around the world, including criticism from Nick’s brother Joe and his fiancée Sophie Turner, she took to Twitter to say sorry.
“I want to sincerely apologize to Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, and to the readers I offended and hurt with my words,” Mariah wrote. “I do not condone racism, xenophobia, or sexism. I take full responsibility for what I wrote, and I was wrong. I am truly sorry.”
“The Cut” also issued an apology, writing next to Mariah’s tweet, "We want to reiterate that we take responsibility for publishing the piece. We apologize to Mariah and everyone we let down in the process."
Despite the apologies, Tamera said the piece should never have been published to begin with.
“I’m very happy that his family went up there and said it was unacceptable,” she added.
Jeannie agreed with Tam, saying, “I’ve made many mistakes, of course, and I am the first person to listen to someone’s apology when they come out and own what they’ve done. But I’m sorry Mariah Smith, I have trouble believing your apology, because when you write an op-ed article, you have to believe what you’re writing. You have so much merit in there to put your opinion together. And one of her statements she made was that Priyanka Chopra is only famous now because of Nick Jonas… are you crazy?! She’s a global international star!”
She went on, “Therefore, not only do I have trouble believing her apology, but also The Cut, because I do believe The Cut has to be responsible of their reporters.”
Jeannie finished, “Check yourself if you think you’re a female hater. Which side are you on? Pick a side otherwise don’t speak at all!”
Were you shocked by the article, Real fam?