Twerk Girl is Fake
We’ve been so preoccupied with fashion these past few days we haven’t had a real moment to process that the viral clip “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” is an elaborate prank orchestrated by Jimmy Kimmel.
Along with many reputable news outlets, we too were fooled by the twerkin’ girl and almost posted it as a Best of the Internet, but we felt slightly uncomfortable condoning fire. Watch the plethora of reporters marvel over the video, including the awe-stuck women on The View.
Caitlin Heller received a ton of attention during the five days in which the video seemed real. But alas, Caitlin is just the alias of a Hollywood stuntwoman named Daphne Avalon. So don’t worry, no twerkers were harmed in the making of this video.
Is this going to inspire more internet pranks? If so, we’re scared.