Just one week after its controversial announcement, CBS’s new reality show has been cancelled.
A reality competition pitting social causes against each other will be reworked into a documentary after instantaneous backlash.
Hough, “After the press release announcingThe Activist, I heard you say the show was performative, promoted pseudo-activism over real activism, felt tone-deaf, likeBlack Mirror,The Hunger Games,and that the hosts weren’t qualified to assess activism because we are celebrities and not activists....I do not claim to be an activist and wholeheartedly agree that the judging aspect of the show missed the mark and furthermore, that I am not qualified to act as a judge.”
Hough hasn’t confirmed if she’ll be a part of the documentary, but Chopra remained hopeful about the rebrand. “I have been moved by the power of your voices over the past week,” shewrote. “The show got it wrong, and I’m so sorry that my participation in it disappointed many of you. The intention was always to bring attention to the people behind the ideas and highlight the actions and impact of the causes they support tirelessly. I’m happy to know that in this new format, their stories will be the highlight, and I’m proud to collaborate with partners who have their ear to the ground and know when it’s time to hit pause and re-evaluate.”Read more: NYLON »
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