On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel brought an end to all the conspiracies surrounding the authenticity of a YouTube Twerking video gone viral. In the video, “Caitlin Heller” tried to impress her boyfriend by doing her best twerking moves. Those moves didn’t turn out too well, as “Caitlin” ended up on fire… literally!
The video, seen over 9,000,000 times on YouTube was an instant hit, but many questioned whether the video was real. Well on Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel explained that he was in fact, behind the whole thing. And “Caitlin” wasn’t really Caitlin, but a stunt actress named Daphne Avalon.
“To the conspiracy theorists on the Internet who thought the video was fake: You were right it was fake,” Kimmel said, while showing an extended version of the video with him putting out the fire.
“We shot the video about two months ago. 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.”
Kimmel is known for his internet pranks. And this one, was genius!0