Jimmy Kimmel Behind Caitlin Heller Twerk Fire Video
The internet conspiracy theorists were on the money. The “Worst Twerk Fail Ever — Girl Catches Fire” was all an elaborate hoax with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel at the helm. The funny folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live produced a video with stunt woman Daphne Avalon in the role of Caitlin Heller — a coed who decides tto make a twerking video for her boyfriend…with a fiery finish.
The footage went viral after Kimmel’s team posted the video to YouTube last week, amassing more than 9 million views.
“We shot that two months ago. We didn’t send it to any TV stations. I didn’t tweet it. We didn’t put it on any news websites. We just put it on YouTube and let the magic happen.”
Kimmel is especially tickled by how many local news networks across the country picked up the story.
“Some people even blamed Miley Cyrus, as if this was her fault.”
Written by Castina on September 10th, 2013 | Tagged as: Jimmy Kimmel