By Moge Basar

Mariah Smith writes for The Cut, a fashion blog owned by New York magazine, that Nick Jonas is caught up in a fraudulent marriage with Priyanka Chopra. However, nothing can be further from the truth.

Smith writes:

That’s right: Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Saturday, December the 1st, and I’ll tell you why I think so.

Smith starts this with assumption and that is her theme throughout the article. Well, sadly for her, two can play at this game.

First, let us conjecture that she is envious. The fact that she keeps harping bitterly about celebrities and their lives in her articles, is tantamount to this.

Vilifying The Other?

These are strong words as she paints Nick Jonas as a deer in the headlights. Does she forget that he is a male, white, rich and a superstar? That more likely fits the bill of a perpetrator, than a victim.

It is very easy to vilify the exotic other. Especially, if it is a woman. It’s a shame that Mariah is one too. I wonder how she, the author, entraps gullible young Hollywood stars since it seems so easy to do so?

Commodifying Men?

She writes:

Or, at the very least: She was indicating that he’d been added to the short list of Hollywood men that she and her team would test out for a possible romance.

Mariah makes it seem so easy to make a list of men and decide to marry them after a six-month trial. I wonder how you convinced yourself that Priyanka is a defamed female who preys on innocuous young men.

Oh, I think we can do better than take lessons on preying from the culture that bred Harvey Weinstein and numerous others?

MeToo

Sadly, Ms. Mariah, it is women like you that take credibility away from significant movements like the MeToo, by attacking women with your tainted fingers. That too, just for a few minutes of relevance.

Also, the not-so-subtle slut-shaming by indicating that Priyanka was ready for anyone, by bringing up Tom Hiddleston does you much good. Kudos to you for that!


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A Question Of Tradition?

She later, writes:

At times, marriage can be a beautifully wonderful union that warms even the coldest of hearts, but sadly, this union evokes no such feeling. 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.

Maybe it’s the primacy given to Indian tradition that irks our dear Mariah so much. Would she have let out her vitriolic rant if they had had a simple ceremony in The States?

Now we even need to take lessons on which marriages to be evoked by. I am sure many people would disagree with her, but what do we know, right, Mariah?

The anguish of western women to think that they are the saviours of the world. She can bury her faux concern for a supposedly gullible boy.

Leaving It To Those Concerned

Doesn’t Mariah think Nick would have known if it really was a fraudulent marriage?

Dear Mariah, when can I reach out to you to consult you for my wedding? It seems like you are the default authority on ‘real’ and ‘fraudulent’ marriages here.

I think someone has not done her share of growing up where we learned not to be covetous of what we have not.

Till then, a blissful marriage to Nick and Priyanka!

Note: The article has since been removed from the site thanks to the heavy negativity it carried. Celebrities like Sonam K. Ahuja and Sophie Turner (Priyanka’s future sister-in-law) have made their disgust at the article public on Twitter.


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Sources: Wikipedia, The Cut, Yahoo + more


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