The Jimmy Fallon TikTok dance controversy has been trending on Twitter since last week. Here are the new developments in the story.
Last week Addison Rae appeared on the Jimmy Fallon. The TikTok star was there to promote her new single ‘Obsessed’. But the promotional tour didn’t go as planned for the young celebrity. In a segment of the show, Addison was teaching Jimmy some viral TikTok dances. But both Jimmy and Addison received backlash as soon as the clip was uploaded on the internet. Here’s more about the Jimmy Fallon TikTok dance controversy.
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TikTok stars react to the Jimmy Fallon TikTok controversy
Addison Rae appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show on March 26. There were a string of criticisms that surfaced about the Addison Rae Jimmy Fallon dance. The number one criticism was that neither Addison nor Jimmy had credited the original creators of the TikTok dances.
Mya Johnson who created the popular ‘UP’ dance with fellow creator Chris Cotter told POPSUGAR, she was shocked to see Addison Rae perform the UP dance on the show without crediting it.
Along with TikTok creators, many internet users shared their disappointment on Twitter. Twitter user named ‘Nintendo Bratty Switch’ pointed out how the Jimmy Fallon TikTok segment could have been a great chance to shine a light on Black creators. Most of these TikTok dances have Black creatives behind them.
After a week full of clap backs and criticisms, Jimmy Fallon finally took measures to undo the wrong from last week’s episode.
Jimmy Fallon brings TikTok dance creators on the show
While addressing the Jimmy Fallon TikTok dance controversy, the Tonight Show host said, “On our last show before the break, we did a bit with Addison Rae where she taught me eight viral TikTok dances. Now, we recognize that the creators of those dances deserve to have their own spotlight. So right now, some of the creators will join me to talk about how their dance went viral and then perform the dance themselves.”
Fallon then featured the originators of all the TikTok dances which Addison performed on the show in the March 26 episode.
Alongside these creatives, Fallon also spoke with Fur-Quan Powell and Camyra Franklin of “Laffy Taffy,” and “Blinding Lights” creators Adam Snyder, Nate Nale and Greg Dahl. “Savage” dance creator Keara Wilson also got her rightful place in the episode.
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Addison Rae reacts to the controversy
Addison shared the latest Tonight’s show clip on her Instagram handle. Before this, a TMZ paparazzi had asked her to comment on the Jimmy Fallon controversy when she was out and about in LA.
Addressing the Jimmy Fallon dance controversy, Addison commented saying, “I think they were all credited in the original YouTube post, but it’s kind of hard to credit during the show. They all know that I love and support them so much and hopefully one day we can all meet up and dance together.” The TikTok star addressed the Jimmy Fallon dance controversy with a smile.