Priyanka Chopra channeled Bob Dylan in a Twitter publish right now concerning her half within the controversial collection The Activist, to wit: “You don’t need to be a weatherman/to know which means the wind blows.”
Chopra cautiously waited till right now to reply to the uproar over the initially proposed present, which was set to give attention to competing groups of activists and public figures preventing to advertise their causes on social media. The objective was securing the best quantity of funding to win the sport.
The ensuing firestorm of criticism led to an announcement by CBS that its deliberate competitors will shift to a documentary particular. The competitors was to be judged by Chopra, Usher and Julianne Hough, the latter already responding by admitting she was not certified to be a decide on such a present..
‘The Activist’ Shifting To Documentary Special At CBS Amid Criticism
Today, it was Chopra’s flip for the mea culpas.
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“I’ve been moved by the facility of your voices over the previous week,” Chopra wrote in an announcement posted to Twitter and Instagram. “At its core, Activism is fueled by trigger and impact, and when folks come collectively to boost their voice about one thing, there’s at all times an impact. You have been heard. The present obtained it improper, and I’m sorry that my participation in it dissatisfied lots of you.”
Chopra tried to clarify the present’s unique intent, saying its objective was “to deliver consideration to the folks behind the concepts and spotlight the actions and impression of the causes they assist tirelessly. I’m comfortable to know that on this new format, their tales would be the spotlight, and I’m proud to collaborate with companions who’ve their ear to the bottom and know when it’s time to hit pause and re-evaluate.”
The present’s producers, Global Citizen and Live Nation, tried to clarify themselves yesterday.
“The Activist was designed to indicate a large viewers the eagerness, lengthy hours, and ingenuity that activists put into altering the world, hopefully inspiring others to do the identical,” a message posted by the organizations learn.
“However, it has grow to be obvious the format of the present as introduced distracts from the important work these unimaginable activists do of their communities daily,” the message continued. “The push for international change is just not a contest and requires a world effort.”
Rosy Cordero contributed to this report.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 16, 2021