Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore just can’t stop losing.
On Wednesday evening, apparently responding to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calls for him to drop out of the race, Moore told the Kentucky Republican to “bring. it. on.”
Soon after, however, Twitter noticed that Moore’s “threat” just happened to share a title with a 2000 teen comedy film about a rivalry between cheer squads at neighboring white and black high schools.
Given that an eighth and a ninth woman came forward to allege that Moore made unwanted and repeated advances on them a few hours before — and that one said the then-30-year-old attorney called her at her high school after she turned him down once — Twitter had a lot to say about it.
“Hey, maybe tweeting the name of a movie about high school cheerleaders isn’t your best move right now, slick,” sports journalist Jesse Spector tweeted in response.
“Not the movie reference I would have chosen, given the circumstances,” University of Washington law professor David Ziff quipped, “but okay.”
CNN’s Kasie Hunt added subtlety to the sh*tshow, tweeting a link to Moore’s threat to actresses Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Gabrielle Union, the film’s stars.
Check out some of the best responses below.
“Bring It On”… a movie about high school cheerleaders. https://t.co/UD58h9h1R0
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) November 16, 2017
LEAVE THE TEEN FLICKS OUT OF THIS https://t.co/tSrZu72Fhz
— ziwe (@ziwe) November 16, 2017
A MOVIE ABOUT UNDERAGE GIRLS MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST REFERENCE, ROY. https://t.co/hg1AlFP4zh
— Mass for Shut-ins (podcast) (@gin_and_tacos) November 16, 2017
Roy is totally Team Toros https://t.co/MYQchKNAh2
— Julia B. Chan (@juliachanb) November 16, 2017
Of course Roy Moore would tweet about a movie featuring teenage cheerleaders. https://t.co/i4ussu7c0V
— Jeff Chu (@jeffchu) November 16, 2017
On a related note, you know who probably loves Bring It On https://t.co/CIBZnyMFza
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) November 16, 2017
MCCONNELL: Dear Roy Moore, what's your favorite movie about underage high school girls? https://t.co/nnGNwb0nOy
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 16, 2017
Roy Moore: Bring. It. On.
— 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚒𝚎 (@resisterhood) November 16, 2017
Me @ Roy Moore pic.twitter.com/0R6anpaE9y
— Kayla Hom (@mohalyak) November 16, 2017
You know what Roy Moore's favorite cheerleading movie is?https://t.co/cxeUyzwI2M
— Pesach Lattin פסח לאטין (@pacelattin) November 16, 2017
He's watching the cheerleader movie again. https://t.co/9UkbESbuTZ
— neontaster (@neontaster) November 16, 2017
Wherein Roy Moore name drops a movie with girls who are "too old" for him. https://t.co/SyaUwVWHY9
— Peter Winson (@Bruins309) November 16, 2017
Dear Judge Roy Moore,
What movie do you want to watch on our sleepover?
Mitch McConnell https://t.co/vDtRWhcToH
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) November 16, 2017