There's nothing like the internet to make one feel like the most gullible sucker on the planet. I tend to be pretty gullible anyway (something my husband loves to exploit), but the internet can make even the biggest conspiracy theorist look like a fool. Case in point: "The Worst Twerk Fail EVER" video on You Tube. I still haven't figured out how to embed video on this blog, but you can check it out here
if you somehow managed to miss it. (How's that rock you live under? Comfy?) Anyway, I posted this video on the Vine Facebook page (haven't liked us yet? You should, we give away free stuff! Check it out
!) last week. I wasn't the only one posting the video either, its gotten over 9 million views and counting and was the topic of conversation on numerous talk shows and at dinners all over the country. Even my husband, who tends to dismiss viral videos as stupid things people who have to much time on their hands make for people to waste time watching, had seen it. It had everything, a current dance craze, destruction of property, and fire! Plus, no one got hurt, so you didn't have to feel all icky about laughing. It was a total win-win situation.
But it was FAKE!!!!! Jimmy Kimmel revealed on his show last night that he and a stunt woman had created the video a few months ago (pre-Miley twerking at the VMA's even) and quietly released it on the internet to see what happened. Here's the whole reveal
So now I'm not sure how to feel. Duped, tricked, gullible, stupid. Why can't I be one of those people who can spot a fake video on first view? On the other hand, I don't think I woudl want to be one of those people. I mean, if the video or picture in entertaining enough, who cares if its fake? It still made me laugh! Maybe I should go hang out with this guy. He seems to get me.