'Twerk Fail' viral video was prank by late night TV host


By now you probably have seen the viral video of the worst twerk fail ever, when a girl in a handstand twerking in a video for her boyfriend fell backwards, shattered a table and caught her pants on fire.

Within a few days the video logged over nine million youtube views.  It was a-mazing.

It was also staged.  

Jimmy Kimmel revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night that his crew shot that scene a few months ago with a professional stuntwoman.  They just uploaded it to the web last week to see how quickly it would blow up.  Or as he told his viewers the “internet conspiracy theorists” who claimed the video looked like the incident was staged were right. Here's a link to Kimmel's "unedited" version on YouTube.

He then shows clips of legitimate news stations airing it as if it was true, that the girl was just a victim of bad twerking.  Miley Cyrus even got dragged into many stories.

He got us all.

Well played Jimmy!  One of the greatest new media pranks of all time. 

If you still haven't seen the original video, take a look below:


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