Usher Is Set To Host The Upcoming CBS Series The Activist Alongside Priyanka Chopra Jones, And Julianne Hough

Usher Is Set To Host The Upcoming CBS Series The Activist Alongside Priyanka Chopra Jones And Julianne Hough

The five-week reality series premieres on October 22 and will see activists go head-to-head advocating for their cause in a series of challenges culminating in a grand finale. 

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A barrage of public criticism followed the official announcement with people accusing CBS of exploiting the current wave of global activism and tarnishing it with the reality TV brush.

Deadline reports: “’ The Activist’ is a competition series that features six inspiring activists teamed with three high-profile public figures working together to bring meaningful change to one of three vitally important world causes: health, education, and environment.”

 

Contestants will compete in challenges to promote their individual causes with one ultimate goal: “to create impactful movements that amplify their message, drive action, and advance them to the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy.”

There they get the opportunity to mingle with world leaders and a shot at raising funds and awareness for their cause. The winner is the activist who receives the largest commitment and will be crowned at a finale with some big-name musical performances thrown in.

The backlash was swift and so heavy, Usher became a trending topic. Check out some of the responses below. Some very interesting points were made.

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