Jimmy Kimmel sent comedian Rich Barbieri to Alabama to disrupt a church service Roy Moore was attending this week, prompting Moore to speak out against the act:
“Jimmy Kimmel and the ‘Hollywood elite’ cross the line when they invade our Churches under a disguise and attempt to make a mockery of our worship services,” Drew Messer, a senior adviser to Moore, told Breitbart News on Thursday morning after the incident at the church on Wednesday night.
Ben Shapiro over at The Daily Wire really put the incident best: “This battle is likely to redound to the benefit of both sides. For Kimmel, it’s a way to show that he takes sexual assault and harassment seriously, and that he despises Moore for the sexual molestation allegations against him; for Moore, it’s a way to bounce off of Kimmel’s hard-core leftism, and use Hollywood’s opposition as an excuse to vote for him. Reactionary politics only benefits the reactionaries. Kimmel is free to criticize Moore on his massively-watched program every night; invading a church service is designed to get a rise out of Moore and generate heat. Moore loves it, too: he now gets to use Kimmel as his foil.”
Now, for the first time since the incident, Moore’s team is fired up and fighting back calling out the elites. In addition to Messer’s above comments, he added in an email to Breitbart News that Kimmel should come down to Alabama himself rather sending one of his lackeys down here.
“If Kimmel wants to mock our Christian values, he should come down here and do it man to man instead of hiding behind a camera in Hollywood,” Messer said. “And yes, Jimmy, we will still rebuild our military, build the wall, protect our gun rights, reform our tax code, and support President Trump whether you like that or not. Hollywood will not bully us around.”
Fellow senior Moore adviser Brett Doster bashed Kimmel for enabling Hollywood’s culture of preying on women as seen by the recent downfalls of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
“Last night, Jimmy Kimmel sent one of his goons to disrupt an Alabama worship service as a comedy prop,” Doster said in an email to Breitbart News. “For years, Kimmel hosted a show that exploited women and encouraged sexual impropriety. He and the rest of the entertainment industry look down their noses at our evangelical values while using their own pulpit to encourage the very behavior purveyed by monsters like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.”