If you’ve seen ‘DC’ as the caption for loads of TikTok’s and been left scratching your head as to what it meant, then you’re at the right place!
Many TikTokers and dancers have been captioning their dancing videos with ‘DC’; fans thought that it meant ‘dance challenge’ in an attempt to circulate the routine around TikTok.
However, we have the lowdown on the real meaning behind ‘DC’ and can reveal it’s actually a great thing to caption your dance video.
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WHAT DOES DC STAND FOR IN TIKTOK?
- The letters ‘DC’ in a TikTok caption means that the TikTok user is giving ‘dance credits’ to the original creator of a viral dance or challenge. The original creator’s username will usually be tagged next to ‘DC’.
Many TikTok users are begging celebrities and popular TikTok influencers to credit those who originally created their dances. Many Tiktok watchers feel like influencers are taking credit from the people who have originally created the dances and this is unfair.
‘DC’ is important to help the originators receive credit and give them a platform to grow their account and be acknowledged. This is also a way to continue the dance challenge and gain the dance more recognition.https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6945159009146014981#amp=1
CAPTION MEANING GOES VIRAL AFTER ADDISON RAE FORGETS TO GIVE ‘DC’
Addison Rae has recently been receiving a lot of backlash due to appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and failing to credit the original choreographers of the dances she performed.
“I think they were all credited in the original YouTube posting,” Addison Rae told TMZ concerning the controversy.
“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin, also called out the show for forgetting to give the dance credits and called on them to “give credit to the black creators.”
Though the dance credits were not given live on the show, in the description box on YouTube all original dance creators were credited.
Here is a full list of TikTok handles of each dance’s creator below:
- Do It Again – dc: @noahschnapp
- Savage Love – dc: @jazlynebaybee
- Corvette Corvette – dc: @yvnggprince
- Laffy Taffy – dc: @flyboyfu
- Savage – dc: @kekejanjah
- Blinding Lights – dc: @macdaddyz
- Up – dc: @theemyanicole
- Fergalicious – dc: @thegilberttwins