The Internet has been had by Jimmy Kimmel.
A video posted to YouTube on Sept. 3, showing a woman identified as Caitlin Heller catching fire while trying to twerk her way through a sexy video, has been revealed as an elaborate prank set up by Jimmy Kimmel Live and a stunt woman.
The video entitled Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire! appeared online last week and it's now been viewed more than 9.7 million times. The story spread like the fire on Heller's yoga pants, with news outlets and blogs — including this one — re-posting the clip and wagging fingers at kids these days with their hazardous dance moves.
Kimmel brought the flammable twerker onto his show to reveal the video was a sneaky stunt he pulled off by posting the video quietly, with no mention of his show, and simply letting "the magic happen."
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