LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says he’s the prankster behind a staged twerking accident video.
Kimmel admitted on his ABC late-night show Monday that he created the YouTube clip that drew more than 9 million views in less than a week.
He introduced stuntwoman Daphne Avalon, who played fictional, ill-fated twerker Caitlin Heller in the video.
The conspiracy theorists who thought the scene was fake were right, Kimmel said, adding that many news outlets and TV shows were punked into showing it.
Kimmel marveled that some even pinned the blame for the staged mishap on Miley Cyrus, who brought twerking to the fore with her performance on last month’s MTV Video Music Awards.