Viral video of twerking girl that sets herself on fire revealed to be an elaborate prank by Jimmy Kimmel

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This has got to be one of the most impressive pranks I have ever witnessed. Jimmy Kimmel basically trolled the entire internet and a handful of news outlets with this unexpected and well-executed ruse.

Around two months ago, a video was uploaded by YouTube user Caitlin Heller called “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” It was exactly what the description said it was — and probably one of the stupidest, funniest videos I’ve seen all year. Check out the original video:

The video, unexpectedly went viral. Fast forward 9 million views later to today, and Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the amazing truth behind the burning-hot twerking action:

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  • RealBull

    Jimmy Kimmel and whoever were involved with this are pure geniuses. The media has a grip on the public’s mind. Even the media were fooled.

  • WildCat

    Hat tip to Jimmy Kimmel for fooling all that he did, and to Enrique for sharing this with us!

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Mike] Millions of people agree with me :P

  • Mike

    “one of the most impressive pranks I have ever witnessed”

    “probably one of the stupidest, funniest videos I’ve seen all year”

    “Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the amazing truth”

    Enrique, Ashraf has to start letting you get out more often . . . . ;^)