LOS ANGELES: There’s a growing backlash surrounding the upcoming CBS series “The Activist” and Priyanka Chopra has weighed in.
The actress, who was attached to serve as a judge of the show where activists compete in several challenges for a cash grant and to raise awareness for their particular causes, said the show “missed the mark” and understood why critics called it “tone-deaf.”
Responded to the controversy about exploitation, Chopra took to Instagram to acknowledge the growing complaints, declaring to fans “You were heard.”
“The show got it wrong, and I’m sorry that my participation in it disappointed many of you,” the “Quantico” star continued. “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.”
On Wednesday, the network scrapped plans for its five-week competition show, and promised instead pivot to a documentary series to…