Jimmy Kimmel has made "Lie Witness News" into its own pseudo-franchise. The segment jabs at tropes like hipsters and fashionistas, seemingly pointing out a lack of brain power underneath those ironic mustaches and designer knits. But it’s comedy — so take a joke, right?
This stuff wins the laughs (and the Internet) — Kimmel didn't invent laughing at the stupidity of others. But, in recent weeks, a growing number of people who participated on the popular segment have raised questions about the realness of Kimmel's viral videos.