- CBS is launching a show called “The Activist” on October 22, according to Deadline.
- Contestants will vie to impress Usher, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and world leaders with “likes” for cash.
- Social media users, including Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Bowman, ripped the premise of the show.
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CBS will air a new competition show in October dubbed “The Activist,” with Usher, Julianne Hough, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas sitting as judges and activists vying for recognition and money for their causes, according to Deadline.
According to the report, the show pits activists who work on issues of health, education, and the environment against each other, and their success is gauged by, “online engagement, social metrics, and hosts’ input.”
The announcement of the show was roundly roasted on Twitter.
Twitter account Film Updates posted an announcement of the show, which was quote-tweeted,…