The upcoming reality show, The Activist, is being slammed by the public on social media before its premiere. The general discontent is rooted in the show’s premise, as several people have claimed that the show aims to gamify activism. In a recent tweet, actress Jameela Jamil wrote,
“Couldn’t they just give the money it’s going to take to pay this UNBELIEVABLY expensive talent and make this show, directly to activist causes? Rather than turning activism into a game and then giving a fraction of the much needed money away in a ‘prize…?’ People are dying.”
Apart from the show’s premise, critics have highlighted problems with co-host Priyanka Chopra Jonas‘ involvement. One Instagram user questioned why Chopra was a judge of The Activist, considering her selective vocalization of discontent against social evils.