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TikTok star Addison Rae responds to criticism after recent TV appearance

Addison Rae has responded to criticism after her recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The TikTok star made her debut on the late-night show on Friday, March 26, where she performed her new single ‘Obsessed’.

The 20-year-old also showed off her dance moves during her appearance, performing a series of viral dance routines made famous on TikTok – including ‘Savage Love’ and ‘Up’.

Following her appearance, many viewers took to Twitter to criticise the social media sensation for failing to credit the mostly black creators who created the TikTok dances.

One user tweeted: “I wonder how the jimmy fallon segment would’ve gone if instead of dancing all those tiktok dances Addison Rae had to name each and every black creator who made the dances and giving them their due credit.”

Another 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.”

Addressing the criticism, Addison told TMZ on Wednesday that the black creators “definitely deserve all the credit because they came up with all of these amazing trends.”

“I think they were all credited in the original YouTube posting, but it’s kinda hard to credit during the show,” she explained.

“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. I think ever since the beginning, I’ve been talking with most of them.”

“I definitely want to collab with a lot of them. So, hopefully, once the world opens up, we can all meet up and do something together because it’d be so much fun! And they’re all so talented and I definitely don’t do them justice. They’re amazing.”

The full list of TikTok handles of each dance’s creator is in the description of the YouTube video of Addison’s Tonight Show appearance.

The news comes after Addison split from her fellow TikTok star boyfriend Bryce Hall.

Addressing the split in a recent YouTube video, Bryce said: “Both of us are going through a s*** ton of things right now behind-the-scenes that we don’t necessarily comfortably want to talk about, to a camera especially.”

“With all that stress, we’ve mutually decided that it would be best if we parted ways. I don’t want to be painted as the bad guy in this situation, at all.”

“I think everything on social media has been exploded way out of proportion.”

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