Will Meinen | The Tattler
Los Angeles, CA — Late Night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel revealed yesterday that the viral video “Worst Twerk Fail EVER!” in which a young woman’s pants start on fire as the result of a twerking accident, was fake. Kimmel and his staff filmed the video with a professional stunt woman. The hoax received over 9 million views on YouTube and was covered by major news outlets.
Today Kimmel admitted to another hoax, the footage of victims of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. The uncut footage shows the corpses, mourners, and doctors on site standing up and laughing. Kimmel himself joins the actors and they all dance Gangnam style.
“We didn’t send the footage to any news networks, we just uploaded to YouTube and watched as it played out,” said Kimmel. “We had no idea that if would be picked up and used to make the case for a limited military attack on the Assad led government in Syria. It’s kind of comedians dream really.”