Roy Moore and Jimmy Kimmel throw jabs at each other in Twitter feud
A Twitter war is brewing between Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and late night show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Moore lashed out at Kimmel on Twitter after learning a heckler was really a paid comedian on Kimmel's show.
The feud started on Thursday afternoon with both men throwing jabs at each other.
It all started on Wednesday outside a rally at a Baptist church near Mobile.
Tony Barbieri introduced himself to members of the media as "Jake Byrd".
Byrd is a character that appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
He claimed to be Moore's number one supporter.
Byrd gave a wild interview to reporters from other outlets as to why he's voting for Moore despite allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls decades ago.
Byrd exclaimed, "He knows that the union between a man, in the bible, should be between a middle-aged man and like a smoking hot tween."
In the church, Moore rallied supporters but hecklers disrupted him.
Byrd was eventually kicked out for his antics.
Moore tweeted at Kimmel, "If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it like man to man #ALsen."
Kimmel fired back, "Sounds great Roy - let me know when you get some Christain values and I'll be there."
The Twitter feud didn't end there.
Moore responded with, "Despite D.C. and Hollywood elites' bigotry toward southerners, Jimmy, we'll save you a seat on the front pew."
Kimmel shot off one last tweet, "OK Roy, but I'm leaving my daughters at home! P.S. - wear that cute little leather vest."
Alabama residents said this whole thing has become a circus.
Craig McConnaughey said, "If you look at all the presidents before they've all been made fun of in the media and late night comedy. It's called comedy for a reason. You can't take it serious."
Laureen Shanks said, "It's all of them. It's not only Jimmy Kimmel. It's all of them. It's on all the channels. It's not just one person."
Bill Suttle said, "Well it's undesirable, but it happens. We should vote our convictions, in this case, it's a tough choice. The Democrat is no good. The Republican is no good so what the hell are you going to do?"
Kimmel's camp didn't respond to a request for comment.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs Monday through Friday on WEARTV at 11 p.m.