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    Addison Rae Responds to Backlash after Guesting on Tonight Show

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    Addison Rae finally addressed the backlash she’s been receiving after her recent appearance on the Tonight Show.

    The 20-year-old TikTok sensation appeared on the show on Friday, March 26, where he also performed her single, “Obsessed” for the first time. Further, she showed off some of the dance moves she learned on TikTok.

    During the segment, Jimmy Fallon displayed cards with names of viral dances on TikTok as she performed eight of them such as “Blinding Lights”, “Savage”, and “Laffy Taffy” among others. After the segment, she was criticized for not giving credit to the mostly Black dance creators who popularized them on the said platform.

    For instance, writer Roxane Gray tweeted, “None of Addison Rae’s lil friends told her to maybe not go on national TV to do Tik Tok dances created by blank [sic] women. Smh… Black. Autocorrect. Sigh.”

    Another Twitter user wrote, “The fact that Addison Rae is championed for ‘Tik Tok Dances’ whilst the Black creatives that made them never get the same platform will never sit right with me” while another added, “This is literally the plot of Bring It On.”

    Addison addressed the backlash by telling TMZ, that Black creators “definitely deserve all the credit because they came up with all of these amazing trends.”

    She explained, “I think they were all credited in the original YouTube posting, but it’s kinda hard to credit during the show. But they all know that I love them so much and I mean, I support all of them so much. And hopefully one day we can all meet up and dance together.”

    She added that she and The Tonight Show team discussed the backlash. She said, “We’re speaking kinda all about it behind the scenes. But it was so much fun. I had so much fun, and I’m very grateful and thankful…It was a great time.”

    She also mentioned to the outlet her plans to work with Black creators someday saying, “I think ever since the beginning, I’ve been talking with most of them. I definitely want to collab with a lot of them,” she shared. “So, hopefully, once the world opens up, we can all meet up and do something together ’cause it’d be so much fun! And they’re all so talented and I definitely don’t’ do them justice. They’re amazing.”



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