Roy Moore is the Republican nominee for the Alabama state Senate seat. He's been repeatedly endorsed by Donald Trump. He's also been repeatedly accused of sexually assaulting, harassing, and stalking teenage girls when he was about twice their age. It's not a good look, but because the GOP has no backbone or morals, he's still in the race, and now he's doing more foolish things, like challenging Jimmy Kimmel to a fight. As you can probably imagine, it didn't turn out very well for Roy Moore...
Roy Moore was recently speaking at an Alabama church when protestors started yelling things because, you know, he's a pedophile.
One of the people yelling was a pro-Moore guy who shouted that Moore is a “man’s man.”
“Does that look like the face of a molester?” he shouted. “Does that look like someone who hits on teenage girls?”
This guy (who was eventually escorted out of the event) turned out to be comedian Tony Barbieri, who is most well-known for appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a character named Jake Byrd.
Well, Roy Moore did not take too kindly to finding out this guy was a comedian with ties to Kimmel, and so he thought it wise to challenge Kimmel to a fight.
He taunted Kimmel, telling him to “come down here to Alabama” and “mock” his “Christian values” “man to man.”
Icing on the cake is that Moore linked to a Brietbart article covering his challenge. And the icing on that icing (this cake has a lot of icing) is that you can see in the preview of the article that Brietbart got Tony Barbieri’s name wrong. They call him “Rich Barbieri.” C’mon.
Of course, Jimmy Kimmel was quick with the perfect comeback:
“Sounds great Roy — let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!”
OUCH! And so true. This is, after all, a pedophile claiming to have more Christian values than Jimmy Kimmel.
Moore didn't learn his lesson though. He responded with the oldest cliché in the book.
D.C. and Hollywood aren’t bigoted toward southerners. They’re bigoted toward bigots. And pedophiles. Roy Moore happens to be both a bigot and a pedophile, and he also happens to be from the South. It just worked out like that.
Kimmel being Kimmel, he clapped back with the perfect message for Roy. It was truly the nail in the coffin of Moore's ill-advised beef with the comedian.
Ultimately, Kimmel accepted Moore’s request to fight, and honestly, we can’t wait to see it actually happen. We are assuming that it will actually happen.
Obviously, the Internet had a lot to say about this golden exchange…