09/11/2013 12:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kimmel's Twerk Prank Made Him Very Disappointed With The Media. Here's Why.

A few days ago, the Internet was set ablaze by a video passed around as "the worst twerk FAIL ever." The video immediately went viral and in less than a week got millions of views, attracting news coverage from both local and national media.

After many outlets ran the video under the impression it was real without checking to ensure its veracity, Jimmy Kimmel came clean confessing the video was a hoax and that he was behind it the entire time.

In a way, it backfired: This just gave the media a chance to fill even more airtime with segments about how the clip was a prank perpetrated by Kimmel.

Check out the video above to see a montage of news anchors admitting they were duped by Kimmel.

While he's not exactly remorseful, he wants everyone to still believe in the Internet. He joked: "Just because I faked this particular video doesn’t mean everything on the Internet is fake. Porn is still real.”

Kimmel then promised that he'd never prank us again. To that we say:



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