Last week, we wrote about the major mistake “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” made when they booked Tik Toker Addison Rae to teach the late night host 8 popular dances on the social media platform.
Not only were Addison Rae’s moves unseasoned, the segment failed to create the actual creators of the dances, most of whom are Black.
The show’s decision to center Addison Rae, a white woman, and erase the Black creatives responsible for the trends is a trope known far and wide across America and in the global context of colonialization.
The criticism of the move was loud and swift. And thankfully, the show tried to do something to make it right.
Fallon invited the creators of the dances to appear on the show, via Zoom. He conducted brief interviews with each of the creators before they performed the dances as they should have been executed in the first place.
You can take a look at the segment below.
While some felt the effort to make good was enough, others thought that the least Fallon could have done was invite these creators onto the show in person, like Addison Rae.
See what folks had to say about this attempt to make good on the following pages.
#JimmyFallon invites TikTok creators to 'Tonight Show' after Addison Rae backlash/He was clearly uncomfortable in this awkward segment, finally giving ORIGINATORS CHANCE TO SHOWCASE THEIR VIRAL VID! Rethink “woke” & super cool status. Come on Jimmy;LISTEN! https://t.co/yhe313uCNn
— Threella (@threella7) April 6, 2021
— Isaac Hayes III (@IsaacHayes3) April 6, 2021
Not jimmy Fallon trying to correct his wrong by re-doing that tik tok dance video but with the actual people who created the dances. Boy the damage was done you should of just not even addressed it and pretended it wasn’t no backlash. 😂😂😂
— TeaJay (@lovetjpeace) April 6, 2021
Looks like twitter successfully bullied Jimmy Fallon into getting the original tik tok creators on his show 😭😭
— Ane (@wojlife) April 6, 2021
— Anthony 🦖 (@IAnthonySmithI) April 6, 2021
Y’all bullied Jimmy Fallon into bringing them tiktok creators on to his show and I’m so fucking HAPPY!! pic.twitter.com/m6U59P15JC
— anne (@kairebeaar) April 6, 2021
shout out to @jimmyfallon for taking some criticism regarding the TikTok dances/creators and actually having these awesome individuals on the show and sharing their handles 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 great example of admitting to your mistakes and taking action to correct them. much love for you 💙
— shay 🦋 (@sbeeble) April 6, 2021
So now Jimmy Fallon has all the different tiktok dance creators on his show. The internet won again.
— Nessa Girl (@Jonteezy23) April 6, 2021
Yes @jimmyfallon this is what you should have done to begin with. Instead of promoting a self obsessed “influencer” who makes bank off from other peoples creative works @whoisaddison is just a clone of a Tik Tok celebrity. #thepaparazziwascalledonherself #shesnoteventhatgood
— Gordon Andrews (@GordonAndrews) April 6, 2021
So Jimmy Fallon got bullied into bringing the original TikTok dancers on his show and he ain’t even bring them on the show! He fuckin called these people on zoom. This what we be talkin bout man. Big “here nigga damn” energy smfh.
— kon. 🐺 (@konsenpaii) April 6, 2021