Black TikTokers Are Going On Strike Because White Creators Are Stealing Their Dance Moves
Black people on TikTok have gone on strike and refuse to create viral dances because white creators haven’t credited them. They said the white creators have become overnight stars by stealing the dance moves.
The no-dance strike began when Megan Thee Stallion released her new song, “Thot S***” on June 11th. The song would usually lead to the creation of a viral dance, but as of yesterday morning there were 487,000 videos set to the song on Tik Tok, but none have led to a dance trend.
The boycott appears to be started by 21-year-old Eric Louis who used the song, “Thot S***” with the caption, “If y'all do the dance pls tag me, it's my first dance on Tik tok and I don't need nobody stealing/not crediting.”
The words “MADE A DANCE TO THIS SONG” were above his head, but, instead of dancing, Louis flipped off the camera. He then put the words, “SIKE. THIS APP WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE” over his head.
It isn’t known how long the strike will last.