Addison Rae Under Fire for Not Crediting Black TikTok Creators While Performing Challenges on ‘Fallon’ [Photos + Video]

Addison Rae appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last Friday (March 26), and joined Fallon on stage to show off some the dances she performs TikTok. But it wasn’t Rae who originated the choreography it was mostly Black creators who weren’t receiving the same credit or attention.

via: Complex

The performance came on a recent episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, with her participating in a segment in which she “teaches” Fallon eight different dances popular on TikTok. While she went through the series of dances, Fallon was by her side holding signs with each dance’s respective name. Despite the national TV platform she was given, she and Fallon did not credit any of the dances, of which many were created by Black creatives.

“This is colonizer culture in real time cause she did not have the talent or creativity to come up with these dances but she’s getting the credit and exposure,” wrote one Twitter user. “This is cringey,” added Tanya Chen of BuzzFeed News. “But what’s worse is that Addison has been catapulted to being the face of viral dances created by mostly Black tiktokers.”

When the portion was shared on YouTube, the description credited the creators of the dances as follows: “Do It Again: @noahschnapp, Savage Love: @jazlynebaybee, Corvette Corvette: @yvnggprince, Laffy Taffy: @flyboyfu, Savage: @kekejanjah, Blinding Lights: @macdaddyz, Up: @theemyanicole, and Fergalicious: @thegilberttwins.”

Check out further reactions to the ill-advised portion of the show above.

Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show need to do better with their bookings and segment production.

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