Kimmel punks the viral video world -- and the news media -- with "twerking" hoax

09/12/2013 | Huffington Post, The

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A viral video that showed a woman frantically "twerking," falling onto a candle and going up in flames was an elaborate hoax, Jimmy Kimmel has confessed to viewers. An extended version of the clip shows Kimmel entering with a fire extinguisher and rescuing the burning "twerker," who was actually a stuntwoman. The original clip drew 9 million views on YouTube and was widely broadcast by TV news outlets.

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