By Lisa Respers France, NCS

Julianne Hough has responded to the backlash a couple of new actuality competitors present she’s judging.

“The Activist” is a forthcoming CBS collection by which six activists from around the globe come collectively “to convey significant change to one in every of three pressing common causes: well being, schooling and the surroundings.

“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 thought of the present has been decried on social media and within the media as “tone deaf,” “performative” and “awful” because it was lately introduced by way of a information launch.

NCS has reached out to publicists for “The Activist” for remark.

Hough, who’s a decide together with Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, shared a lengthy note on her verified Instagram account Tuesday that started: “The last few days have been a powerful demonstration of real-time activism.”

“Thank you for using your voices, calling me in, your accountability, and your candor,” the word learn. “I am deeply listening with an open heart and mind.”

The controversy additionally prompted many, together with the previous “Dancing With the Stars” decide, to revisit the furor over her Halloween blackface costume again in 2013.

“Wearing blackface was a poor choice based on my own white privilege and my own white body bias that hurt people and is something I regret doing to this day,” Hough wrote. “However, the regret that I live with pales in comparison to the lived experiences of so many. My commitment has been to reflect and act differently.”

Hough wrote that she has shared the considerations concerning the collection with “the powers that be.”

“I have faith and confidence in the beautiful people that I’ve worked with will make the right choice and do the right thing moving forward,” she wrote. “Not just for the show, but for the greater good.”

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