Jimmy Kimmel apologizes to Sean Hannity after Twitter feud over First Lady

Calvin Saunders
April 9, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel is sorry for his bitter war of words with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Jimmy Kimmel has called for peace via Twitter in his escalating feud with Sean Hannity, though he couldn't resist throwing some shade at the Fox News host while doing it, while Hannity promises a full response on his Monday night show.

Kimmel's message known for an end to this continuing feud, which started afterwards he presented jokes making fun of this very first female's accent.

Kimmel on Sunday said that threats directed at his wife and infant son "are shocking".

Hannity also accused Kimmel of being "Harvey Weinstein Junior", referring to the disgraced film producer, and played clips of an old Kimmel program, The Man Show, a late night show pitched at male viewers which aired on Comedy Central.

Hannity responded shortly after Kimmel's apology and said a longer statement would be coming soon.

The two continued trading barbs on social media into the weekend.

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On Friday, Hannity called Kimmel a "sick twisted creepy perverted weirdo", and vowed to keep attacking him until he apologised to Mrs Trump.

When the big moment did arrive - Hannity delivered. "I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize", the host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said in a statement Sunday.

Additionally on his Friday present, Hannity performed previous clips from Kimmel's time as a co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Present, together with one phase exhibiting Kimmel sporting a pretend erection and asking girls to search out one thing hidden in his trousers.

They needled each other for their ratings: Kimmel is third behind Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon among late-night comics, while Hannity lost his cable news ratings lead to Rachel Maddow last month.

Too bad Hannity didn't feel the same way when it came to Michelle Obama, whom he went after numerous times when she was first lady.

"Ass clown Kimmel", Hannity added.

Acknowledging that many straight comedians opted to "employ bottom-shaming jokes to show that they "get" gay culture", The Daily Beast's Ira Madison III nonetheless said Handler and Kimmel should re-examine the tone of their language if they wanted to be truly seen as queer rights supporters.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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