You were heard.
The show got it wrong, and I’m 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.”
She further added, “There is a global community of activists who fight the fight every single day and put their blood, sweat and tears into creating change, but more often than not, they are rarely heard or acknowledged. Their work is so important and they too deserve to be recognized and celebrated. Thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do.”
For the uninitiated, ‘The Activist’ is a series that has received a backlash on social media since its announcement. Reportedly, it will be shot as a documentary now. The previous format was supposed to be like a planned reality competition show.
Netizens slammed the show and raised their voice against it for mixing activism and competition. Priyanka Chopra, Usher and Julianne Moore were announced as the hosts of the series.