"As a result, we are changing the format to remove the competitive element and reimagining the concept into a primetime documentary special (air date to be announced)," the statement continued. "It will showcase the tireless work of six activists and the impact they have advocating for causes they deeply believe in. Each activist will be awarded a cash grant for the organization of their choice, as was planned for the original show."
"Activists and community leaders around the world work every day, often without fanfare, to advance protections for people, communities, and our planet. We hope that by showcasing their work we will inspire more people to become more involved in addressing the world’s most pressing issues. We look forward to highlighting the mission and lives of each of these incredible people."
What if...@CBS & @paramountplus gives activists the money they would have spent on this garbage show? I know that's not how capitalism works but it would be far more effective, help more people doing THE WORK, and less performative, eh? #TheActivist #PhilanthroTea https://t.co/pTvZanZALE— Alice Wong 王美華 (@SFdirewolf) September 10, 2021