Addison Rae and Jimmy Fallon hit after performing TikTok dances and failed to name the black creators behind the routines
Addison Rae and Jimmy Fallon faced the wrath of Twitter after performing popular TikTok dances but failed to acknowledge the black creators behind the routines.
Rae appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday to perform a series of popular dances on the platform, including Savage Love, Corvette Corvette and Laffy Taffy.
Rae performed most of the dances on her own while Fallon stood behind them holding up cards identifying the dances she performed.
However, Twitter users objected to the fact that none of the choreographers – the majority of whom are black – were recognized.
Bone to Pick: Addison Rae and Jimmy Fallon faced the wrath of Twitter after performing some TikTok dances, but couldn’t credit the black choreographers behind the routines
‘This is a Miss @jimmyfallon. Let’s acknowledge the black makers … ‘tweeted The View star Sunny Hostin.
‘I’m literally screaming,’ tweeted @leftistexe, who posted a video comparing Addison’s dance to the original.
The fact that they have no idea how insulting this is is nauseating. This is systemic racism at its best. Taking advantage of a broken system, this white woman was flagged on national TV, while not even mentioning the choreographers and real artists who made the songs, ” tweeted @WhosTYE.
Aside from the property issues, just check out this video. It’s so miserable. Broken, exhausted culture, ‘tweeted @willystaley.
Problematic: Twitter objected to the fact that none of the Black creators were acknowledged during the segment
Making Movements: Rae performed most of the dances alone
Going Viral: Rae appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday to perform a series of popular dances on the platform, including Do It Again, Savage Love, Corvette Corvette and Laffy Taffy
‘I love them so much’: Rae then went into the backlash explaining that it would have been difficult to mention everyone on the show
‘I’ve seen all these dances done better by their makers. Part of the problem with discussing “tik tok dancing” imo is that many young black kids add a rhythm to it that you just have or not. See: Sean Bankhead’s UP choreo interpolating some trends, ‘tweeted @_ShamGod.
So you invite a white girl to do these dances instead of the makers. Cool. Do you remember all the talk about allies that you talked about? It starts with things like this. DO BETTER ‘, tweeted @itsviviankaye.
The dances performed by Rae were Do It Again choreographed by @noahschnapp, Savage Love choreographed by @jasonderulo, Corvette Corvette choreographed by @yvnggprince, Laffy Taffy choreographed by @flyboyfu, Savage choreographed by @ kekeahografografinding @ kekeahore.jandografinding .jandaddyz. , Choreographed up by @theeemyanicole, and Fergalicious choreographed by @thegilberttwins.
Double problem: Fallon joined to dance with Fergalicious
Go for it: Rae enthusiastically threw her arms in the air
Let’s do this: Rae was at the center of most of the segment
Tackling Them: The View star Sunny Hostin was among the vocal critics on Twitter
Rae danced most of the sketch on her own, but Fallon joined her for the final dance, Fergalicious.
Rae addressed the backlash in an interview with TMZ, explaining that it would have been difficult to name the choreographers on the show, but still had ‘support’ for them.
‘It’s a little hard to mention on the show, but they all know I love them so much, and I support them all so much. And hopefully one day we can meet and dance together, ‘she told the site.