During his monologue on Thursday night, November 30, cutie talk show host Jimmy Kimmel (the good Jimmy) shared with his audience the “Twitter war” he’d had with Alabama Senate candidate and noted pervert Roy Moore earlier in the day. During the Twitter exchange, Moore invited Kimmel to come down to Alabama to see him “man to man”.
“And I responded, and he responded back, and I responded again. It’s all on Twitter, but the bottom line is this: I accept the invitation. I will come down there.”
Moore, as you know, has been accused of sexually harassing teenage girls.
Kimmel then began to mock Moore, who had reportedly been banned from a mall in Gadsden, Alabama for stalking young girls:
“What I’m gonna do is, and I think you’re actually going to like this, Roy, I’m going to come down to Gadsden, Alabama, with a team of high school cheerleaders. We’ll meet you at the mall. Don’t worry, I can get you in.”
Kimmel then took it even further, and he pointed out that Moore’s tweets seemed to be a challenge to a fight.
“If you are, I accept by the way. I accept that invitation. There is no one I would love to fight more than you. I will put my Christian values aside just for you and for that fight. There is no one I would love to fight more than you. I will put my Christian values aside just for you, and for that fight.”
The night before, Jimmy Kimmel Live! sent a fictional character, Jake Byrd, (played by award-winning comic and writer Tony Barbie) to mockingly defend Moore while he was giving a speech at a church in Alabama.
The next day, Moore responded to the prank by baiting Kimmel on Twitter:
“If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man.”
Kimmel tweeted back:
“Sounds great Roy – let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!”.
Then, Moore responded with:
“Despite D.C. and Hollywood Elites”bigotry towards southerners, Jimmy, we’ll save you a seat on the front pew.”
Kimmel continued to share their banter during his show on Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel, my hero!
“So, if you are challenging me to a fight, here’s what we will do: Let’s find a place to do it, I’ll wear a Girl Scout uniform so you can have something to get excited about, and the winner — whoever wins the fight — will give all the money we charge for the tickets to charity. My charity will be the women who came forward to say you molested them. All right, tough guy with your little pistol?”
In the last month, multiple women have come forward to accuse Moore, who was removed from office as Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme court, of preying on them when they were just teenagers. Moore denies the allegations against him. Many Republicans have called on Moore quit the race for the Alabama Senate seat left vacant by little Jeff Sessions’ appointment to Attorney General. Some have even considered expelling Moore from the Senate, even if he gets elected, which would be unprecedented.
The tweets continue. Kimmel:
“We love Alabama. We love Alabama so much we sent Reese Witherspoon to make a movie about you. We just don’t like alleged child molesters, and we hope you can see your way clear to not electing one to the Senate of the United States of America.”
The special election for Alabama’s Senate seat is on Tuesday, December 12. So, there is still time for fisticuffs.