Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore’s latest defense is raising eyebrows in all the wrong ways.
The former Alabama judge, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, including several who said they were teens at the time, tweeted out a message aimed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has called on him to quit the race:
Dear Mitch McConnell,
Bring. It. On.
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 16, 2017
While the phrase has been a popular taunt for years, “Bring It On” is also the title of a comedy released in 2000 about high school cheerleaders.
The film’s director was none too happy about Moore’s use of the phrase:
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) November 16, 2017
Others on the social media cheerocracy also gave Moore’s tweet two thumbs down:
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 16, 2017
Bring It On is a movie about high school cheerleaders https://t.co/THLhYwpZSf
— Chris Hansen (@tankcat) November 16, 2017
good lord-you couldn’t be more disgraceful if you tried really hard. Go away already, you are not a good guy at all...
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) November 16, 2017
YOU TRIED TO LOOK TOUGH AND ENDED UP TWEETING THE NAME OF A MOVIE ABOUT 16 YEAR OLD GIRLS.
SERIOUSLY, ARE YOU DOING PERFORMANCE ART?
— Ed (@gin_and_tacos) November 16, 2017
Sure you want to be evoking cheerleader movies? pic.twitter.com/ygb4GEO8P3
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) November 16, 2017
Dear Roy Moore,
Referencing a teen movie rn is not a good look. pic.twitter.com/16K0MyWWE2
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) November 16, 2017
Leave it to you to mention a movie about high school cheerleaders. pic.twitter.com/ohBspW5Laj
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) November 16, 2017
— Holly Rosser Miller (@hollyshae76) November 16, 2017
I’ll take ‘What is a Freudian slip’ for $600, Alex. pic.twitter.com/0aJRktuzyM
— Maggie Jordan: (@MaggieJordanACN) November 16, 2017