Jimmy Fallon Slammed For Co-opting TikTok Users’ Content In…

Jimmy Fallon Slammed For Co-opting TikTok Users’ Content In...




The newest part on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” is making a lot of folks cringe.

On Friday, TikTok star Addison Rae appeared on the late-night focus on current for a bit known as “Addison Rae Teaches Jimmy Eight TikTok Dances,” throughout which she carried out various viral dances from the social media platform.

Unfortunately, the current didn’t credit score rating the lesser-known TikTok clients who created the choreography, a lot of whom are Black.

The clip of Rae’s part went viral over the weekend, with many people on Twitter expressing their annoyance and disgust over the dearth of credit score rating and publicity. 

Some Twitter clients even posted the TikTok handles of the creators. 

BuzzFeed moreover compiled a list of the creators. A clip of the part that was uploaded to the focus on current YouTube account moreover contains a file of the creators, nonetheless, it is unclear if the info was later added on account of the controversy surrounding it. 

The current’s distinctive tweet that features the part would not embody any credit score rating.

HuffPost reached out to “The Tonight Show” for a comment, nonetheless did not acquire an instantaneous response. 

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin was vocal about her disappointment throughout the part. She tweeted at Fallon on Monday, calling the oversight “a miss.”

“Let’s give credit to the black creators,” Hostin wrote.

This is simply not the first time Fallon has made this misstep. In March 2020, “The Tonight Show” did the identical part with TikTok star Charli D’Amelio demonstrating viral strikes to Fallon.

Before D’Amelio was on “The Tonight Show” she was mistaken as being the creator of TikTok’s viral “Renegade” dance. She was not, and merely popularized it collectively together with her then-26 million followers, primarily based on The New York Times. The dance was actually choreographed by 14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon. 

Harmon instructed the Times she wasn’t exactly pleased with further mainstream TikTokers co-opting her work. 

“I was happy when I saw my dance all over, but I wanted credit for it,” Harmon instructed the paper in February 2020.




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