Roy Moore with "Bring it on" tweet

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Roy Moore quotes high school cheerleading film on Twitter, gets owned by director

Moore continues to dig himself into a hole.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Nov 16, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:55 am CDT

Here’s what you probably shouldn’t do if you’re running for office and you’ve been accused multiple times of sexually assaulting teenage girls: reference the title of a popular film about teenage cheerleaders.

But Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, did just that on Wednesday evening in a tweet directed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Currently, seven women have come forward with allegations against Moore. He has denied the most salacious of the allegations. McConnell said he believes the women. Moore is attacking McConnell and anyone else who stands by the allegations. At this point, Moore’s Senate race seems on the verge of collapsing. But the 70-year-old is apparently determined to dig himself into a deeper hole.

On Twitter, people completely tore apart Moore’s “Bring. It. On.” tweet. Even if he wasn’t trying to reference the 2000 film, it doesn’t look good. When people hear the phrase “Bring It On,” they automatically think of Bring It On.

Even the director of the film disavowed Moore and his tweet.

This wasn’t the first tweet from Moore that challenged someone who believes the allegations. The rest of his recent Twitter feed reads like a person who is terrified but trying to appear like everything is fine. He continues to deflect blame on everyone but himself.

It’s the Obama-Clinton Machine!

It’s the forces of evil!

Now it’s Mitch McConnell!

Moore, you should probably just stop tweeting. Especially references (accidental or not) to fictional teenage cheerleaders.

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2017, 11:45 am CST