Priyanka Chopra Faces Severe Backlash For Her New Show. Fans call it the end of the world.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be co-hosting a show called ‘The Activist’ with Usher and Julianne Hough. The show is facing severe backlash online.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is all set to co-host Global Citizen competition series, The Activist with Usher and Julianne Hough. Reportedly, the five-week reality show is a competition of sorts. Reportedly, Six inspiring activists will team with three high-profile public figures who will work together to bring meaningful change to one of three vitally essential world causes: health, education, and environment.
The show is facing severe backlash from celebs and netizens alike. Actress Jameela Jamil too slammed the show saying the show is turning activism into a game. She says if the makers couldn’t 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 the prize. People are dying, she added.
A user tweeted and said they’re confused and feel that this is an advanced Marxist critique to expose how competition for money and attention pits activists against each other and undermines deep change. It is just the end of the world, tweeted another user.
While another user called the concept gross and horrific. Calling it a reality competition show on who can be the next Insta-activist It’s performative at best and kind of makes light of the hard work a lot of grassroots organizations do on the ground, on a daily basis, they added.
The official description of The Activist reportedly reads, that one thing seems more clear than ever: Planet Earth is a singular village, demanding if not relying on individual engagement. From the Global Citizen movement comes an awe-inspiring look at what can come of it. The Activist pairs advocates from the worlds of health, education, and the environment with famous figures in a series of competitions that’ll take the winners — and their ideas for seismic world change — to the G20 Summit in Italy.
The show will premiere late in October.