You (and the rest of the world) probably spend all of your free time on TikTok when there’s nothing to do, but the simple truth is that TikTok consistently struggles to elevate Black and brown creators. See: Jalaiah Harmon, creator of THE “Renegade” dance not getting even a fraction of the attention Charli D’Amelio got for doing the same dance. And now we’re seeing it again. On a recent episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Addison Rae performed Mya Nicole Johnson and Chris Cotter’s “Up” choreography…and they weren’t even mentioned in the segment. (And neither were the creators of the other seven dances featured.)
After a clip of Addison dancing to “Up” was placed next to Mya and Chris dancing to the same song, Addison and Jimmy Fallon were both embroiled in a controversy for failing to give Mya and Chris any credit.
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