After returning from a week long vacation, Jimmy Fallon devoted an entire section of the Tonight Show to correcting his previous mistake regarding TikTok dances.
On Monday April 5th, Jimmy addressed the backlash on his show that he saw after a section in his March 26th episode with a TikTok personality Addison Rae Eight popular dances are performed on the social media platform. At the time, social media users criticized The Tonight Show for failing to give on-air recognition to the mostly black creators of the dances.
“On our last show before the break, we worked a little with Addison Rae, where she taught me eight viral TikTok dances,” Jimmy told viewers in the video below. “Now we realize that the creators of these dances deserve to have their own spotlight.”
He continued, “Right now some of the creators will talk to me about how their dance went viral and then perform the dance themselves.”
Jimmy then spoke to the makers and watched them perform their dances. Participation in the segment were Mya Nicole Johnson and Chris Cotter (“Above”); Dorien Scott (“Corvette Corvette”); Fur-Quan Powell and Camyra Franklin (“Laffy Taffy”); Adam Snyder, Nate Nale and Greg Dahl (“Blinding Lights”); and Keara Wilson (“Savage”).