We’ve been punk’d! 😯
Last week, a viral gem known as “Worst Twerk Fail EVER” — where a girl’s attempt at the daring dance results in her pants catching on fire — was viewed on the video broadcasting site over 9 million times.
The video was shared a gazillion times on social media and some blamed Miley Cyrus’ Video Music Awards performance for the attempt.
After watch that chick ‘catch fire,’ some even worried that “twerking” could be as dangerous as it is provocative… and while it may have been the funniest “FAIL” ever in life, it was all an elaborate hoax by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Details + watch Kimmel’s ‘confession’ video below…
Kimmel also revealed that the girl from the video — previously identified as Caitlin Heller — is actually a stuntwoman named Daphne Avalon, but she was sworn to secrecy.
“I got numerous Facebook [messages] … texts …” Avalon said, about family and friends who had seen the video.
Some viewers had speculated the video was a fake, but “Caitlin Heller” refused any interviews, and the truth remained a mystery until Monday’s announcement.
“We shot the video about two months ago,” he explained. Which means a month before Cyrus, 20, would have taken to twerking on stage with singer Robin Thicke.
“We put it up and didn’t send it to any TV station. I didn’t tweet it, we didn’t put it on any websites. We just put it up on YouTube and let the magic happen.”
What’s to be learned from all this? Well, Kimmel thinks it will put an end to America’s greatest pasttime of ‘TwerkinG’ stating:
“Thank you for helping us deceive the world and hopefully put an end to twerking forever.”
[Sidebar: not gonna happen… at least in MY community.]