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Jimmy Kimmel admits twerking-turned-girl-on-fire viral video is a hoax

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Sep 10th, 2013

In a viral video that caught the attention of international media, the video of a girl twerking on a door that had her fall over on top of a coffee table and candles catching her pants on fire turned out to be a hoax, comedian Jimmy Kimmel said on his late-night talk show Monday.

“We didn’t send it to any TV station, we didn’t tweet it,” Kimmel said. “We just put it on YouTube and let the magic happen.”

It was a social experiment set up after Miley Cyrus’ buzz-worthy VMA performance, and Kimmel admits it was made to “end twerking forever.”

Last week, Breakfast Television aired the original clip where Kevin Frankish suspected it to be fake.

The viral video is nearing 10 million views on YouTube.

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