CBS' 'The Activist' Is Getting Majorly Overhauled After Widespread Backlash

The upcoming show will abandon its competition format and be retooled as a documentary special.

9/16/2021 8:08:00 PM

The upcoming show will abandon its competition format and be retooled as a documentary special.

The upcoming show will abandon its competition format and be retooled as a documentary special.

saying the premise “sounds like the second circle of hell.”“Activists and community leaders around the world work every day, often without fanfare, to advance protections for people, communities, and our planet,” the producers’ joint statement concludes. “We hope that by showcasing their work we will inspire more people to become more involved in addressing the world’s most pressing issues. We look forward to highlighting the mission and lives of each of these incredible people.”

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Global Citizen also released its own message on social media, admitting that the organization “got it wrong.”“Global activism centers on collaboration and cooperation, not competition. We apologize to the activists, hosts, and the larger activist community ― we got it wrong,” the statement reads. “It is our responsibility to use this platform in the most effective way to realize change and elevate the incredible activists dedicating their lives to progress all around the world.”

The change in the series’ format arrives days after co-host Houghposted a lengthy statement of her own, in which she agreed with critics who said she wasn’t qualified to serve as a judge on the show.Hough hinted in her statement, posted on Tuesday, that “The Activist” might be retooled in some way. “I have faith and confidence in the beautiful people that I’ve worked with will make the right choice and do the right thing moving forward,” she wrote. headtopics.com

Neither Usher nor Chopra have publicly addressed the controversy, but they remain attached to the series. Read more: HuffPostWomen »

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Please include Julianne Hough’s blackface Halloween costume again. Hahaha I like her, but it reminds me she needs to educate herself more I checked my Who-Cares-O-Meter 5000. This didn't register. It should get majorly cancelled instead.

‘The Activist’ Shifting To Documentary Special At CBS Amid Criticism‘The Activist’ is shifting to a documentary special at CBS amid criticism: “The push for global change is not a competition and requires a global effort,” producers Global Citizen and Live Nation wrote in a message posted by the organizations MORE: This is still trash Just scrap it lmao no one will watch anyways. Now change the hosts

CBS' 'The Activist' to be retooled from competitive series into documentary special after backlashCBS' 'The Activist' to be retooled from competitive series into documentary special after backlash. Just get rid of all competitive reality shows too. And the non-competitive ones. Just all reality tv. This is stupid and nobody will or would have watched it.

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