On her Instagram Stories, Priyanka Chopra Jonas responded to the Rosie O’Donnell situation without ever saying O’Donnell’s name. Chopra Jonas started her note with, “Hi everyone. Some thoughts. From there, Chopra Jonas went on to say that while she didn’t assume everyone should know who she is, she did point out that she thought before making a public apology for “a very awkward, private encounter” that it would “probably [be] best to take the time to google my name before doing it or even try to reach out directly” (via Los Angeles Times). It sounds like a private apology would have been preferable for her.
Chopra Jonas also shared how she felt about being referred to as “wife” in the O’Donnell apology: “We ALL deserve to be respected for our unique individuality and not be referred to as ‘someone’ or ‘wife’ especially in a sincere apology. She finished up the post by pointing out that Chopra is a common last name, and that you wouldn’t assume everyone with the last name Smith is related to Will Smith, so don’t do the same for the name Chopra.
We will see if O’Donnell has anything else to say.