The people have been talking, tweeting, and texting about a “twerk” video gone wrong that was posted on YouTube. Broadcasters across the country reported on the video.
Jimmy Kimmel has exposed what really happened in a “full director’s cut” version of the video on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” September 9th. The video stars actual name is Daphne Avalon, a Hollywood stunt woman. “To the conspiracy theorists on the internet who thought it was fake, you were right it was fake,” said Kimmel.
The video was shot two months ago not promoted in anyway, but it got nine million views in less than a week.
When the video was made public, some already suspected that the video was a hoax. People do not typically post embarrassing videos of themselves. Jimmy Kimmel asked Avalon before the actual reveal why she would post such a thing. “I did not want to at first, but my friend kind of talking me into it,” she said on Kimmel’s show.
This was not the first time Kimmel played a joke on the general population. He sent camera’s out on a segment he calls “Lie Witness News” before President Obama’s inauguration this past January. Most people were interviewed played along unknowingly and gave their opinion about an inauguration that did not yet happen. The fake reporter asked a male passerby if he enjoyed the “tap routine” at the inauguration and he said, “That’s the only thing that was kind of worth it.”
There have been many videos posted on the World Wide Web about the trend of “twerking”. The video entitled “Worst Twerk Fail EVER” happened to be one that received a substantial amount of attention. Avalon posed as Caitlin Heller, feature twerker that was allegedly creating a video for her boyfriend and ended up lighting her yoga pants afire.
The work “twerk” was recently added to the Oxford dictionary as a “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements in a low squatting stance.” Some people had begun to blame Miley Cyrus for the incident when it was actually recorded a month before Cyrus appeared on MTV’s Video Music Awards.
The buzz continues on the “twerk video fail”. On his director’s cut, Kimmel said to Avalon,” Thank you for helping us deceive the world and hopefully put twerking to an end forever.”
Watch the “full director’s cut” below