On Monday, April 5, Jimmy addressed backlash his present confronted following a phase throughout its March 26 episode that featured TikTok persona Addison Rae performing eight dances well-liked on the social media platform. On the time, customers on social media criticized The Tonight Present for failing to give on-air credit to the principally Black creators of the dances.
“On our final present earlier than break, we did a bit with Addison Rae the place she taught me eight viral TikTok dances,” Jimmy informed viewers within the under video. “Now, we acknowledge that the creators of these dances should have their very own highlight.”
He continued, “So proper now, among the creators will be a part of me to speak about how their dance went viral after which carry out the dance themselves.”
Jimmy then spoke with the creators and watched them carry out their dances. Taking part within the phase had been Mya Nicole Johnson and Chris Cotter (“Up”); 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”).