Jimmy Kimmel Admits He Was Behind the Twerking Girl Who Catches on Fire

Remember “Worst Twerk Fail EVER — Girl Catches Fire!“? Of course you do; your parents sent it to you two dozen times with hysterical warnings about the dangers of succumbing to the devil-gyrations popularized by irrepressible teddy bear molester Miley Cyrus. Maybe you already suspected it was a fake or read somewhere that it was staged (pro tip: Every single thing on the Internet is a hoax), but you probably didn’t deduce that Jimmy Kimmel was behind it. Now you know: Jimmy Kimmel was behind it. Jimmy Kimmel wins this round, because he knows the word “twerk” now makes your soul throw up a hot cloud of bees, and he put it in front of the world 9 million more times.

Important note: It’s still not safe to twerk. DO NOT TWERK. EXTREME DANGER! You don’t want to wind up a naked person who licks sledgehammers and rides around on a wrecking ball, do you? LISTEN TO YOUR PARENTS.

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Mark Lisanti is an editor at Grantland.

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