Julianne Hough says she's deeply listening to ‘The Activist' backlash
Gulf Today|September 18, 2021
‘I do not claim to be an activist and wholeheartedly agree that the judging aspect of the show missed the mark ... I am not qualified to act as a judge’

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Actor and dancer Julianne Hough does not “claim to be an activist.” So why did she agree to cohost a reality TV show about activism? On Tuesday, Hough embraced the “powerful” backlash to CBS’ forthcoming series “The Activist” and explained her decision to join Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as emcees of the competition program, which will pit six activists against each other “to promote their causes.” “It feels important for me to share that the original reason I signed on to this show was because I was really excited to be a part of something that highlights, and is centred around sharing activists’ work on a larger platform,” Hough wrote in a statement shared on Instagram.

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