The director of the 2000 teen comedy film "Bring It On" said that Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is a “f-----g pedophile.”
Peyton Reed on Wednesday seemingly did not take kindly using the phrase to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“Dear @MooreSenate,” he tweeted. “You’re not allowed to use the name of my cheerleader movie, you f-----g pedophile.”
"Bring It On" starred actresses Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Gabrielle Union in a plot centered on competitive cheerleading.
Moore earlier Wednesday told McConnell to “bring it on” after the latter said he should exit his Senate race due to the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
“Dear Mitch McConnell,” the former Alabama Supreme Court justice tweeted. “Bring. It. On.”
Reed was not the only Twitter user to question Moore’s use of the term, with the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee also apparently weighing in.
“Bring It On is a movie about high school cheerleaders,” Chris Hansen tweeted Wednesday.
McConnell on Monday called for Moore to “step aside” amid the sexual misconduct accusations piling up against him.
“I think he should step aside,” he said during a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky that was about tax reform.
“I believe the women,” McConnell added when pressed on whether he believes the allegations against Moore.
Multiple women have emerged to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct since an explosive Washington Post report about him last week.
The Post reported that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with an Alabama woman when she was 14 and he was 32.
The newspaper additionally reported that three other women said that Moore made advances on them around the same when they were between 16 and 18 years old.
Moore has fiercely denied the accusations while competing with Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama’s vacant Senate seat.
The headlines have thrown the race into turmoil ahead of Alabama’s Senate special election scheduled for Dec. 12.