US comic reveals viral twerking video fake
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US late-night comedy host Jimmy Kimmel triggered a wave of online debate on Tuesday after revealing that a "Twerk Fail" video which went massively viral was actually a fake stunt for his show.
The Hollywood Reporter posted a tongue-in-cheek opinion piece declaring the "Twerk Fail Hoax means we can't believe the Internet anymore," and some called him mean, but most praised the media ruse.
The video, of a woman apparently setting herself on fire while doing the pelvis-gyrating dance move recently made famous by teen star Miley Cyrus in a controversial awards show performance, was watched by 9.3 million people.
In it the girl, apparently making a video for her boyfriend, twerks - a dance involving highly-suggestive pelvis thrusts - in a series of positions, before crashing onto a table and apparently setting herself alight.