If you’re a regular on TikTok, then you might have noticed the absence of TikTok dance trends to current popular songs.
Over the Juneteenth weekend, one Twitter user shared a montage clip that showed white TikTok users seemingly confused about what dance they could do to Megan Thee Stallion’s latest hit “Thot Sh*t”.
“This video is a sociology class,” the user captioned the tweet.
In the video, one TikTok user claimed that “Yt people have no idea what to do with this sound because a black person hasn’t made a dance to it yet.” The video goes on to show white women attempting to make up their own dance trend before a white come bursts out in laughter.
The video comes amid reports of Black TikTok dance creators boycotting making up dances on the popular app after feeling overshadowed by white TikTok stars who gain popularity doing their dances. Within the video, it included tweets from people sharing reports of the alleged strike.
“A lot of Black creators on TikTok said to don’t make a dance to it to see what they’ll come up with just to prove that Black people are the backbone of TikTok,” the tweet read.
Many can remember the backlash TikTok star Addison Rae faced back in March after she appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and performed eight popular TikTok dance trends. With many of the dances being created by Black TikTok creators, Addison faced criticism for taking the shine away from the actual creators, USA Today reports.
Though Addison and Fallon both apologized and worked to rectify the issue, it apparently fell on deaf ears. The incident came nearly a year after TikTok issued an apology to Black creators who accused the app of censorship and content suppression, NBC News reports.
“We also fully acknowledge our responsibility to not simply wish for and talk about the importance of diversity on our platform, but to actively promote and protect it,” the statement read.
But a year later and it looks like Black TikTok dance creators still feel ignored and overlooked. Have they banned together to show the TikTok community how much they contribute to the culture? From the lack of desirable “Thot Sh*t” dances it looks like the answer might be yes.