Julianne Houghresponded to the backlash of a new reality show she's judging. The Activist is an upcoming CBS series in which six activists from around the world come together to bring significant change to one of the three urgent universal causes: health, education and the environment. Activists will clash in missi ons, media stunts, digital campaigns and community events aimed at attracting the attention of the world's most powerful decision-makers, demanding action now. The idea of the show has been criticized on social networks and in the media as your deaf, performative and awful since 'it was recently announced via a press release. CNN has contacted the publicists of The Activist for comment.Hough, who is a judge with Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, shared a long note on her verified Instagram account Tuesday which began: The past few days have been a powerful display of activism in real time. Thanks for having used your voices, for calling me, your responsibility and your frankness, the note read. I listen deeply with an open heart and mind. The controversy too has caused many people, including the former Dancing With the Stars judge, to revisit the fury over her. Halloween blackface costume in 2013. Wearing blackface was a bad choice based on my own white privilege and my own white body bias that hurt people and it's something I regret to 'have done so far, Hough wrote. However, the regret that I live with palings compared to the experiences experiences of so many people. My commitment was to think and act differently. Hough wrote that she shared the concerns about the series with the powers that be. I have faith and confidence in the beautiful people I have worked with will make the right choice and do the right thing to move forward , a- she writes. Not just for the show, but for the greater good.