The video that went viral this past week of a girl setting herself on fire while "twerking" was all a hoax, Jimmy Kimmel revealed Monday night.
The talk show host invited the star of the clip—stuntwoman Daphne Avalon—to his late night show, where the pair revealed that they shot the video (which racked up more than 9 million views in a week) two months ago and placed it on the Internet, waiting for the "magic" to unfold.
"Even though the video was fake, that did not stop hundreds of news outlets from showing it," said Kimmel. "Some people even blamed Miley Cyrus, as if this was her fault."
Kimmel proceeded with a montage of footage compiled from news programs, including NBC's Today, fellow ABC series The View, CNN and others.
Well played, Mr. Kimmel, well played.