Jimmy Fallon And Addison Rae Under Fire For Segment On TikTok Dances, Mostly From Black Creators
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Jimmy Fallon And Addison Rae Under Fire For Segment On TikTok Dances, Mostly From Black Creators

Never underestimate what Black content creators have to. go through in regards to having their ideas stolen and culturally appropriated for mainstream consumption.

Jimmy Fallon is under fire for a segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in which Addison Rae teaches the late-night talk show host a series of TikTok dances, such as the ones of Cardi B's "Up" and Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" However, many people on social media took Fallon to task for having a white woman who didn't create any of the dances that she performed, showcase viral TikTok dances that were primarily created by Black creators.

In the segment, Fallon holds up a series of cue cards with the names of each TikTok dance, while Rae displays the dance moves to each one.

Given that Fallon failed to mention or give credit to the Black creators behind the dances, the segment was criticized for not having the Black creators come on to display them.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the proper attribution for the dances are as follows:

  • “Do It Again” (recorded by Pia Mia, choreographed by @noahschnapp)
  • “Savage Love” (recorded and choreographed by @jasonderulo)
  • “Corvette Corvette” (recorded by Popp Hunna, choreographed by @yvnggprince)
  • “Laffy Taffy” (recorded by D4L, choreographed by @flyboyfu)
  • “Savage” (recorded by Megan Thee Stallion, choreographed by @keke.janjah)
  • “Blinding Lights” (recorded by the Weeknd, choreographed by @macdaddyz)
  • “Up” (recorded by Cardi B, choreographed by @theemyanicole)
  • “Fergalicious” (recorded by Fergie and will.i.am, choreographed by @thegilberttwins).

The backlash also comes as Rae and Charli D'Amelio were invited to perform at NBA All-Star Weekend to do the "Renegade" dance, which was popularized and choreographed by Jalaiah Harmon.