OUTRAGE ERUPTS OVER ARTICLE’S ‘RACIST’ CLAIMS AGAINST PRIYANKA CHOPRA – (12/06/2018)
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Friends, family and fans reacted with outrage and disbelief after New York Magazine’s The Cut published an article titled, “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?” The critical, skeptical piece has since been taken down, with apologies from the editors, but not before it ricocheted across the internet.
The piece referred to Priyanka, 36, as a “global scam artist.” The pair have spent the past week celebrating their marriage and love in various Hindu and Christian ceremonies; they also granted several interviews to prominent outlets such as Vogue and People, and shared photographs and video of their celebrations. While most people embraced the sharing, others saw it as a publicity grab.
“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 read, according to screenshots of the piece captured and published on social media. “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.”
The piece concluded: “Nick, if you’re reading this, find that horse and gallop away as fast you can!”
The 26-year-old Nick’s older brother Joe condemned the piece, tweeting, sneaking in a reference to Ariana Grande’s latest hit in the process: “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, and one of Priyanka’s pals and bridesmaids concurred. Sophie Turner tweeted: “This is wildly inappropriate and totally disgusting. Very disappointed that The Cut would give anyone a platform to spew such bulls–t.”
As many critics pointed out, both Priyanka and Nick had established, global careers before they even met, and to imply that Priyanka was using Nick for a leg up in Hollywood seems churlish at best, and as several fans shared on social media, “racist” at it’s worst.
PETE DAVIDSON BLOCKED ARIANA GRANDE ON SOCIAL – (12/06/2018)
Pete Davidson just wants to move on with life after a messy and very public breakup with fiancée Ariana Grande, People reports. While the “No Tears Left To Cry” singer wanted to stay in touch, the Saturday Night Live comedian told her to cut it out.
“He blocked her and said, ‘Stop reaching out. You’re not good for my health. I can’t have this in my life,’” a source tells People.
Grande has confirmed that he blocked her on social media. According to a screen-grab of a private message with a fan, she wrote, “i have never encouraged anything but forgiveness. i care deeply about pete and his health and would never encourage any kind of mistreatment. i haven’t seen any of it because i’m blocked but i want you to know that i would never want or encourage that ever and you should know that.”
- On Monday, Davidson posted a heartfelt message on Instagram begging people to lay off of him online, saying he was “getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months” over his relationship and then break-up with Grande.
- The SNL star, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, wrote, “No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.”
LADY GAGA, ARIANA GRANDE, CARDI B, SHAWN MENDES AMONG PEOPLE’S MOST INTRIGUING OF 2018 – (12/06/2018)
People magazine’s annual list of the 25 Most Intriguing People includes Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper and Shawn Mendes.
Ariana made the list thanks to her engagement and subsequent breakup with Pete Davidson, and her No. 1 single “thank u, next” which mentions all of her exes.
Gaga and Bradley are praised for the “emotional nakedness” and “amazing chemistry” they displayed onscreen.
Cardi B made the list for her amazing chart success, her double-platinum album, her baby girl Kulture and her beef with Nicki Minaj.
Shawn made the list for scoring his third No. 1 album and being involved with Hailey Baldwin for a while before she married Justin Bieber.
Others on People’s list include Michelle Obama, Idris Elba, Meghan Markle, Chadwick Boseman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carrie Underwood, Serena Williams, the Parkland Teens and Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu.
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