Julianne Hough says she's 'deeply listening' to 'The Activist' criticism
(CNN)Julianne Hough has responded to the backlash about a new reality competition show she's judging.
"The Activist" is a forthcoming CBS series in which six activists from around the world come together "to bring meaningful change to one of three urgent universal causes: health, education and the environment.
"The activists will compete in missions, media stunts, digital campaigns and community events aimed at garnering the attention of the world's most powerful decision-makers, demanding action now."
The idea of the show has been decried on social media and in the media as "tone deaf," "performative" and "awful" since it was recently announced via a news release.
CNN has reached out to publicists for "The Activist" for comment.
Hough, who is a judge along with Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, shared a …
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