Jimmy Kimmel’s Twerking Fail Video Gets ‘Webby’ Award!
April 29, 2014
Well, it’s official.The Jimmy Kimmel ‘Twerking fail video’ has won the award for the best viral video of the year at the ‘Webby’s’.
The Webby’s, for those who don’t know, were created in 1996 to recognise “excellence on the internet,”
Jimmy Kimmel’s “Worst Twerk Fail Ever” video was posted on YouTube last September and gained nine million views before the talk show host revealed it was fake.
The video appeared to show a woman twerking against a door in her house. The door was then opened by a friend, and she proceeded to fall into the table, setting her leggings on fire.
After gaining international attention, Kimmel finally let on it had seen set-up, and the amateur dancer was in fact a Hollywood stuntwoman called Daphne Avalon.
I have to admit, I was quite disappointed to learn it was staged. Still, in retrospect, it did make people laugh, and remains to this day, pretty god damn funny.
So here it is. If you are one of the 16 million who have watched it before, then there is no harm watching it again. If you aren’t one of those many millions, you are in for a treat!
Have a nice day, everybody!