Priyanka Chopra Jonas Responds To Backlash Over ‘The Activist’: ‘The Show Got It Wrong’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has addressed her participation in the yet-to-air CBS project “The Activist,” which was widely panned for its premise of pitting activists against each other to promote various causes. “The show got it wrong, and I’m sorry that my participation in it disappointed many of you,” Chopra Jonas wrote in a statement posted to Instagram … Read more

Dystopian Reality Series ‘The Activist,’ With Usher, Priyanka Chopra and Julianne Hough, Is Caving to the Backlash

When details of The Activist were first announced on September 10, it felt a little like the reality show equivalent of that notorious video where Gal Gadot and her famous friends all sung “imagine” into their front-facing cameras. Well-intentioned? Perhaps, but also rather tone deaf, and proof of the clear disconnect between Hollywood and average … Read more

CBS Is Making Changes to The Activist After Fan Backlash

The dancer, who recently played Sandy in Grease Live!, explained the “original reason” she signed onto the show in the first place. She said she was “really excited” to highlight activists’ work on a larger platform. “In doing so, I felt it would help educate, mobilize and inspire people around the world to get involved in activism because many … Read more

Julianne Hough Agrees She’s ‘Not Qualified’ To Judge New Show ‘The Activist’ After Backlash

In a rare instance of everyone actually agreeing on the internet, CBS’s new show “The Activist,” which pits six activists against each other to promote various social causes, was collectively dragged as the worst idea ever when it was announced earlier this week.  Co-hosted by Priyanka Chopra, Usher and Julianne Hough, the five-week reality TV series … Read more

Julianne Hough Responds To Backlash From The Activist

“I also heard you say that trying to value one cause over another felt like the Oppression Olympics.” The TV show, which is about activists going “head-to-head in challenges to promote their causes,” has caused a huge uproar on social media. As activists are jailed, maimed and killed around the world, this is grotesque. … Read more