- Jimmy Kimmel and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore exchanged words on Twitter Thursday afternoon after Kimmel’s show filmed a segment at a Moore event in Alabama.
- Kimmel continued to hash the feud out on Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
- Kimmel agreed to meet Moore “man to man” to discuss “Christian values,” which Moore requested on Twitter.
- Moore is running for a US Senate seat in Alabama amid accusations of sexual assault and allegedly pursuing relationships with underage girls.
Jimmy Kimmel got into a Twitter fight Thursday with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore over “Christian values,” sparked by a segment Kimmel’s show orchestrated on Wednesday at one of Moore’s campaign events. Kimmel continued to respond to Moore on Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The feud started after Kimmel sent a “Kimmel Live!” writer to disrupt Moore’s speech at an Alabama church on Wednesday night, by shouting phrases like “Does that look like the face of someone who hits on teenage girls,” and “Does that look like the face of a molester,” while Moore spoke.
Moore is running for an open US Senate seat in Alabama amid accusations of sexual assault and allegations that he pursued relationships with teenage girls while in his 30s. He has denied those allegations.
“.@jimmykimmel If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man. #ALSen,” Moore tweeted Thursday afternoon.
“Sounds great Roy – let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!,” Kimmel tweeted back at Moore.
Kimmel read the Twitter exchange during his opening monologue on Thursday night: “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.”
Kimmel went on to reference a rumor that Moore was banned from an Alabama mall for his interactions with underage girls, and he agreed to meet Moore at that same mall with a group of cheerleaders.
“If you can somehow manage to keep little Roy in your little cowboy pants when those nubile cheerleaders come bounding in,” Kimmel said, “we’ll have a little Panda Express and we’ll talk about Christian values.”
Kimmel considered whether Moore’s request to “do it man to man” meant that Moore wanted to fight him.
“If you are, I accept by the way. I accept that invitation,” Kimmel said. “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.”
Watch the segment below: