Speaking in an Instagram post, Chopra Jonas described how it was never her intention to hurt people or marginalize their activism.
“The show got it wrong, and I’m sorry that my participation in it disappointed many of you,” she said. “The intention was always to bring attention to the people behind the ideas and highlight the actions and impact of the causes they support tirelessly. I’m happy to know that in this new format, their stories will be the highlight, and I’m proud to collaborate with partners who have their ear to the ground and know when it’s time to hit pause and re-evaluate.”
Chopra Jonas claimed she was “moved” by the power of people’s voices on social media. “At its core, Activism is fueled by cause and effect, and when people come together to raise their voice about something, there is always an effect,” Chopra Jonas said. “You were heard.”
CBS plans to turn “The Activist” into a documentary, which will address the controversy and outrage surrounding it. Julianne Hough blasted the reality show earlier in the week, saying she “wholeheartedly” agreed that its subject matter was tasteless and offensive. She also pointed out how she was “not qualified to act as a judge” on activism. It’s unclear when CBS plans to air “The Activist” doc.