During his recent chat with Jimmy Kimmel, actor and late night host Alfonso Ribeiro expressed his displeasure with being asked to perform the "Carlton Dance" all the time by fans.
When asked about how it must feel to constantly be badgered about the dance, specifically if his annoyance rises to the level of "wanting to kill people," Ribeiro said, “You know, I won’t say kill, but I don’t have a love for it like they do, you know?”
“I typically get asked to do the dance pretty much every day of my life if I go outside. If I go anywhere, it’s like, you know, I just randomly hear people, ‘Do the dance!’ And you’re like, ‘I’m...I’m not dancing for you, I’m a Black guy, I’m just not dancing for you. It’s not gonna happen.”
Kimmel expressed how people wanting him to perform for them like that is a "weird inclination" to which Ribeiro responded, “The weird part for me is trying to understand what’s happening in their head,” he said. “Like, what makes you think that you just gon’ ask a random person to dance for you, and they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve been waiting for you to ask! Hold on a second, lemme get into character?’ Like, it’s not…I don’t get it, it’s not gonna happen."