Priyanka Chopra is having none of Rosie O’Donnell’s apology.
The actress and comic have been matters of curiosity earlier this week — however not by selection.
It started when O’Donnell, 59, recalled a run-in she had with the actress and her husband, Nick Jonas, in Miami the place she mistakenly thought self-help guru Deepak Chopra was Priyanka’s father just because they share the identical final identify.
“I mentioned, ‘Hello, Nick Jonas. You have been nice in Kingdom and ‘Hello, [Priyanka]. I do know your dad.’ She goes, ‘You do? Who’s my dad?’ And I’m like, ‘Deepak,’” O’Donnell recalled in a TikTok video. “She’s like, ‘No, and Chopra is a standard identify.’ … I felt so embarrassed.”
O’Donnell later added, “To Nick Jonas, I apologize, and to the Chopra spouse, I apologize too.”
That wasn’t sufficient for Chopra, nonetheless, who shared her ideas on Instagram Wednesday evening.
“Hello everybody. Some ideas…,” the Bollywood star started.
“I’ve by no means taken myself so severely to assume everybody would know who I’m, or my work for that matter,” she continued. “However for those who wished to make a public apology for a really awkward non-public encounter, I believe most likely greatest to take the time to google my identify earlier than doing it and even attempt to attain out immediately.”
“We ALL should be revered for our distinctive individuality and never be known as ‘somebody’ or ‘spouse’ particularly in a honest apology,” she added. “If we are able to be taught to respect our variations in an genuine means, the world we elevate our youngsters in, can be wonderful.”
“PS,” the actress concluded. “As I’ve mentioned earlier than, not all Chopra’s [sic] are associated to the nice Deepak, simply as not all Smith’s [sic] are associated to the legendary Will Smith.”
Jonas later re-shared his spouse’s assertion in an Instagram Story of his personal, writing, “We’ll [sic] mentioned my love.”
Chopra lately welcomed her first baby through surrogate with Jonas. Her precise father, Dr. Ashok Chopra, died in June 2013.
Following the comic’s first video, commenters have been fast to precise their ideas and criticize.
“Priyanka Chopra is among the most well-known Indian actors on the planet. Love you, however let’s not name her ‘Nick’s spouse,'” one wrote within the feedback.
“Do u assume all of the white Smiths are associated?” one other added. “Additionally, the truth that u mentioned ‘Chopra spouse’ & ‘somebody chopra’ w/o wanting up her identify says much more.”
That is when O’Donnell determined to movie a second apology:
“Folks thought that she was impolite. She wasn’t impolite. It was simply awkward,” she mentioned of Chopra within the second video. “I’m positive she will get sick of that. I’m positive I’m not the one one. In keeping with the feedback, lots of people thought that, too, however she’s apparently a really well-known actress and extra well-known than him, folks have been saying. So I’m positive it felt bizarre to her, to start with.”
O’Donnell added, “Anyway, Priyanka is her identify. Priyanka. I hope I’m saying that proper. I simply wish to apologize to her and to everybody who thought that it was actually inappropriate of me. Sorry, generally I f–okay up. I did at Nobu.”
Whereas a lot of the response to the comic’s second video has appreciated the apology, however nonetheless elevate legitimate issues.
“You additionally mimicked her in a option to make her look dangerous. Glad you apologized however tremendous upset in all of the individuals who didn’t see the issue,” one individual wrote.
“She is beautiful,” one author mentioned of Chopra, to which O’Donnell replied, “Utterly — severe magnificence.”
“Wow — if we might all be taught to apologize as simply as you simply did — what a unique world we might reside in!” one added, whereas one other fan chimed in, “It’s okay Rosie! all of us make errors. you’ve gotten an excellent real coronary heart!”