Not everyone is loving Addison Rae‘s dance moves.
However, following the segment, Addison and Jimmy were called out in viral tweets for not crediting the Black creators who made many of those dances.
“I’m literally screaming,” one person wrote, with a side-by-side of the originator of the “Up” dance alongside Addison’s performance.
“This is why I bang on EVERYBODY about the economics and race of social media. ‘Tik tok dances.’ the names of the artists not there. The actual choreographers not there. She’s on national television but where are the Black kids who actually made these,” another person wrote.
“This is a miss @jimmyfallon. Let’s give credit to the black creators……,” wrote The View‘s Sunny Hostin.
“Setting aside the questions of ownership, just look at this video. It’s so miserable. Broken, exhausted culture,” added another.
“It’s kind of hard to credit during the show, but they all know I love them so much, and I support all of them so much. And hopefully one day we can meet up and dance together,” Addison said in an interview after the controversy.
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Reactions from social media:
This is why I bang on EVERYBODY about the economics and race of social media
“Tik tok dances”
the names of the artists not there
The actual choreographers not there
She’s on national television but where are the Black kids who actually made these https://t.co/jSdMMBbQu0
— 🇬🇾🗽Sydette Dread Gorgon 🇬🇾 🗽 (@Blackamazon) March 28, 2021
I’ve seen all of these dances done better by their originators. Part of the problem with discussing “tik tok dancing” imo is that a lot of young Black kids add a rhythm to it that you either just have or you don’t. See: Sean Bankhead’s UP choreo which interpolates some trends https://t.co/N38BnxmHrY
— Comorienne 🇰🇲 (@_ShamGod) March 28, 2021
The fact they have no idea how offensive this is, is sickening. This is systemic racism at its finest. This white women is benefiting from a broken system & was highlighted on national TV, while the choreographers & actual artists that made the songs weren’t even mentioned smh https://t.co/6e4Iw3NDj8
— TYE (@WhosTYE) March 28, 2021