Mumbai: Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Friday issued an apology over her participation within the competitors collection “The Activist” after widespread backlash and mentioned the criticism in opposition to the show was “heard” and accepted by her.
Produced by CBS and Global Citizen, the collection pitted activists in opposition to one another earlier than a panel of superstar judges. Their success would have been judged on the premise of their social media campaigns.
After the show was unveiled, there was an immediate backlash on social media with many individuals labelling the collection as insensitive and tone-deaf. Some known as the show’s idea a “dystopian” celebration of “Insta-activism”.
Priyanka together with American singer-songwriter Usher, and “Dancing with the Stars” star Julianne Hough had been forged as judges on the truth show.
In an announcement posted on Twitter, Priyanka mentioned the show’s intention was to carry highlight on activists who tirelessly work for a trigger they’re captivated with however admitted that the format was “wrong”.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 16, 2021
“I have been moved by the power of your voices over the past week. At its core, activism is fuelled by cause and effect, and when people come together to raise their voice about something, there is always an effect. 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,” the assertion learn.
On Wednesday, American community CBS and producing companions Global Citizen and Live Nation mentioned that they had been altering the format of “The Activist” as a one-time documentary particular as a substitute of a five-episode competitors collection.
Priyanka mentioned she is comfortable that within the new format, the tales of the activists “will be the highlight.”
“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.”
The 39-year-old actor mentioned there’s a international group of activists who “fight the fight” each day–putting their blood, sweat and tears into creating change– however they’re hardly ever acknowledged.
“Their work is so important and they too deserve to be recognised and celebrated. Thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do,” she added.
The collection was earlier set to premiere on October 22, however with the aggressive parts now eliminated, the makers will announce a brand new launch date quickly.