Jimmey Kimmel and Roy Moore war over Twitter on a campaign stunt
Here's what a Kimmel and Moore tiff looks like under the limelight.
You might have heard of Jimmy Kimmel as the ABC late-night host, a comedian, a writer or a producer. But now he has entered the US Senate campaign in Alabama and disgraced Republican candidate Roy Moore is not amused.
A few months ago, Kimmel, who has mostly stayed away from turning his late-night show into a political show, strangely dipped into politics when he used the beginning of this show to deliver an impassioned speech about the massacre in Las Vegas. He also became one of the most important voices on the US healthcare system.
According to AL.com, Kimmel opened the conflict by sending Jake Byrd, the comedian Tony Barbieri to a Moore rally at an Alabama church on Wednesday. Barbieri, dressed in a "Gimme Moore" shirt, stood up and defended the Alabama Republican, yelling, "The judge is a man's man" and "Does that look like the face of a molester?"
Barbieri, who was playing a man named Jake Byrd, was then removed.
Jake Byrd heckles Roy Moore: Jimmy Kimmel comedian crashes Alabama church rally https://t.co/P1HiEuPL1L— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 30, 2017
The Republican Senate nominee, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teen girls in his 30s, shot back at Kimmel accusing him of mocking "our Christian values."
Moore tweeted with a "(C)ome down to Alabama and do it man to man," since his actual Senate opponent is Democrat Doug Jones.
Kimmel didn't seem the least bit deterred and sounded excited having been challenged by Moore. He tweeted back saying, "Sounds great Roy - let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!"
Sounds great Roy - let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 30, 2017
Moore wasn't one to quiet down. He instead tweeted back saying, "Despite D.C. and Hollywood Elites' bigotry towards southerns, Jimmy, we'll save you a seat on the front pew."
OK Roy, but I'm leaving my daughters at home! P.S. - wear that cute little leather vest https://t.co/scweglm2Fg— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 30, 2017
Kimmel probably laughed while tweeting his response: "OK Roy, but I'm leaving my daughters at home! P.S. - wear that cute little leather vest," while referencing Moore's clothing in a campaign event where he brandished a pistol.
The late night host told Moore that they should give all the proceeds from the fight to charity.
"My charity will be the women who came forward to say you molested them," he said.
The host then spoke directly to the people of Alabama.
"We love Alabama. We love Alabama so much we sent Reese Witherspoon to make a movie about you," Kimmel said, speaking as someone from Hollywood. "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."
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