TikTok users elicited a second apology video from Rosie O’Donnell after she referred to Priyanka Chopra Jonas as “the Chopra wife” in the first.
In an apparently awkward encounter at Nobu Malibu Restaurant, former actor and television personality Rosie O’Donnell mistook Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Deepak Chopra’s daughter. Chopra Jonas, 2020 Miss World winner, acclaimed actor and producer, has no relations to Deepak Chopra, a prominent Indian American author.
On Monday, O’Donnell took the incident to TikTok, where she posted a video apologizing to “Nick Jonas” and “the Chopra wife.”
“Seated next to us at Malibu Nobu was Nick Jonas and his wife, ‘someone’ Chopra, which I always assumed was Deepak Chopra’s daughter,” the comedian recounted in her video. “So when I said, ‘Hi, Nick Jonas, you were great in ‘Kingdom,’ and ‘Hi, I know your dad.’ She goes, ‘You do? Who’s my dad?’ I’m like, Deepak. She’s like, ‘No, Chopra is a common name.’”
@rosie nick jonas at nobu #sunday ♬ original sound – Rosie ODonnell
Many social media users, including those in the comment section of her TikTok video, called out O’Donnell’s apology as insincere and ignorant. In the video, O’Donnell is seen always referring to Nick Jonas by his full name and calling Chopra Jonas as “someone-Chopra” in another moment of the video.
In a second apology video, posted on the same day, O’Donnell addressed the response and ended by repeating Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ full name aloud several times.
@rosie priyanka is her name – i shoulda googled b4 i tiktok ed #mondayvibes ♬ original sound – Rosie ODonnell
In response, Chopra Jonas posted a statement yesterday on her Instagram story about how people should take the time to “Google” her name before issuing an apology, saying, “We all deserve to be respected for our unique individuality.”
Priyanka concluded by adding: “PS – As I’ve said before, not all Chopra’s are related to the great Deepak, just as not all Smith’s are related to the legendary Will Smith.”
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