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Julianne Hough issued a lengthy statement on Instagram, responding to the criticism surrounding her upcoming CBS competition series, “The Activist.”

The chain has reacted since its announcement to its gimmick of pitting activists against each other in a contest that would see a former “Dancing with the Stars” pro judge see if a group of activists beat fellow celebrities Usher and Whether or not Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made any meaningful changes.


As People Of note, the show has been accused of measuring success through celebrity opinion, as well as modulating activism in contestants’ respective social media campaigns, which address three key causes – health, education and the environment.

On Tuesday, Huff took to her Instagram to pick up where she left off. five page statement Acknowledging the feedback the show is getting on the matter.

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“The last few days have been a powerful display of real-time activism,” she began. “Thank you for using your voices, calling me for your accountability, and your candor. I’m listening deeply with an open heart and mind.”

Starr acknowledged complaints that the show was promoting demonstrative, pseudo-activism and that it was “tone-deaf”.

“I hear you say there was hypocrisy in the show because at the root of activism is the fight against capitalism and the trauma that it causes so many people and the show itself feels like a blatant capitalist effort. ,” He continued. “I also heard you say that trying to value one cause over another felt like oppression Olympic and completely missed and insulted the many activists who were killed, assaulted, and Fighting for their cause faced various abuses.”

The star admitted that she also doesn’t believe she deserves to be judged on activism, as she is not an activist herself. However, he refused to mention any change in his role in the project.

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Instead, she went on to acknowledge the fact that, due to controversy, many people first learned that she wore blackface to a costume party in 2013 in which she wore blackface from “Orange Is” to Uzo Aduba’s “Crazy”. Eyes” character. The New Black.”

“Wearing blackface was a poor choice based on my own white privilege and white body prejudice that hurt people and is something I regret to this day.” “However, alas, I live with paleness compared to the lived experiences of so many others. My commitment has been to reflect and act differently. Not completely, but hopefully with a more developed understanding.” That racism and white supremacy are harmful to all people.”

The star ended her message by saying that it was important for people to understand that she signed on to do the show in the hopes that it might help her promote activism.

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“It’s important for me to share that the original reason I signed on to the show was because I was really excited to be a part of something that, and is focused on, sharing the work of activists on a bigger platform. ,” she explained . “In doing so, I felt it would help educate, organize and inspire people around the world to become involved in activism because of the many worthy causes of attention, money and most importantly the power to effect real change. is needed.”

His comments echoed in a statement made by Global Citizen, the producing partner of “The Activist”. time limit.

“‘The Activist’ highlights those who have made it their life’s work to improve the world, as well as the incredible and often challenging work they do on the ground in their communities. Not a reality show. On the contrary, we aim to support activists everywhere, show the ingenuity and dedication they put into their work, and take their cause to an even wider audience.”

Hough ended her lengthy statement by promising her followers that she was “still listening” and brought to mind the criticism of the people behind the show. However, he did not announce any change in its format or in the future.