Earlier this week, US luger Kate Hansen tweeted a video of a wolf wandering the halls of the Olympic village with the hashtag #SochiProblems. Last night she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and revealed that it was all a well designed hoax.
Here is the original video in case you didn't see it:
I don't claim to be an expert at identifying fake videos, but something about this struck me as odd. For that reason, I think I might be one of the only blogs in the world who didn't post the original wolf video.
Here is the segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night where they admit that they fooled the entire world:
Not everyone is amused with this little internet prank. This quote comes from a member of the US Olympic Luge Committee:
“We don’t believe the glare of an Olympic Games is the place for a spoof or a hoax.”
Well, success again for Mr. Kimmel. Maybe he can join Kate in a little victory dance.