Jimmy Fallon has addressed the backlash from Addison Rae’s TikTok segment on last week’s show.
The host was joined on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by the influencer on March 27, and she put him through his paces with some dance routines we’ve all attempted to recreate ourselves.
In the two-minute long video, the 19-year-old whacked out moves while Jimmy simply held up cards with the names of the moves and songs.
However, the sketch came under fire from viewers who were left unhappy that many dances she performed were by Black artists, with no credit given over the routines.
After Addison, 20, insisted that it was ‘definitely not her intention’ to take any credit away from the creators, the presenter made sure to give them all a shout-out.
‘On our last show before a break, we did a bit with Addison Rae where she taught me eight viral TikTok dances,’ he said on Monday’s episode.
Jimmy Fallon and Addison Rae sparked backlash with the dance sketch (Picture: YouTube)
‘We recognise 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.’
Right on cue, he was joined by Mya Nicole Johnson, Chris Cotter, Fur-Quan Powell, Dorien Scott and more – to talk about their iconic dances and how they were inspired to come up with the moves.
The moves comes after the original sketch left viewers disappointed, as Addison and Jimmy failed to recognise the creators behind many of the eight viral dances they discussed.
Fans flocked to Twitter to discuss the scenes, calling the pair out for the lack of acknowledgement.
Addison previously told TMZ this wasn’t her ‘intention’ and also explained that the initial creators were mentioned on YouTube.
The publication states she said: ‘I think they were all credited in the original YouTube posting, but it’s kind of hard to credit during the show, but they all know that I love them so much.
‘I mean I support all of them so much. Hopefully one day we can all meet up and dance together.’
Credit: Original article published here.