Jimmy Kimmel is actually extending an olive branch to Fox News host Sean Hannity after days of bickering.
Following a profane, high-profile feud between the TV personalities — which lead to Kimmel jokingly insinuating which Hannity as well as also President Donald Trump have had a sexual relationship inside the past — the comedian took to Twitter to call out the right-wing trolls who have threatened his family inside the past few days as well as also to apologize to anyone who was offended by his jokes.
“While I admit I did have fun with our back as well as also forth, after some thought, I realize which the level of vitriol through all sides (mine as well as also me included) does nothing not bad for anyone as well as also, in fact, is actually harmful to our country,” Kimmel wrote in a statement shared to Twitter on Sunday. “Even in 2018, the vile attacks against my wife as well as also wishes for death on my infant son are shocking, as well as also I encourage those who made them to give their words as well as also actions thought.”
Kimmel said which he will also “give my words more thought, as well as also recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness.”
The spat began last week when Kimmel poked fun at First Lady Melania Trump’s Slovenian accent during his Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue. Hannity — who frequently mocked former First Lady Michelle Obama during her eight years inside the White House — took offense to which, as well as also slammed the late night host during his primetime Fox News show, where he called Kimmel a “despicable disgrace.”
which sparked a war of words, with Kimmel firing back during a segment on his show the next evening, as well as also then the pair duked which out on Twitter. Eventually, Hannity referred to Kimmel as “Harvey Weinstein Jr.,” as well as also insinuated which some of Kimmel’s past comedy sketches were akin to the former movie mogul’s alleged sexual assault of dozens of women.
During their escalating feud, Kimmel joked at Hannity, “Don’t worry – just keep tweeting – you’ll get back on top! (or does Trump prefer you on bottom?) Either way, keep your chin u, big fella.”
The remark was decried as “homophobic” by some inside the media — most notably in an opinion piece published by The Daily Beast — which Kimmel addressed in his apology.
“By lampooning Sean Hannity’s deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community as well as also to those who took offense, I apologize,” he said.
He also sought to end the feud with Hannity using a mea culpa which seemed to throw more shade than anything else, however a mea culpa nonetheless.
“I will take Sean Hannity at his word which he was genuinely offended by what I believed as well as also still believe to be a harmless as well as also silly aside referencing our First Lady’s accent,” Kimmel wrote. “Miss Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to improve TV ratings.”
“I am hopeful which Sean Hannity will learn through which too as well as also continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants as well as also First Ladies as well as also which he will triumph in his heroic battle against sexual harassment as well as also perversion,” Kimmel concluded.
Hannity responded to Kimmel’s tweet using a screengrab of a news article regarding Kimmel’s statement, writing, “Just had which pop up. I am at a tournament with my daughter. I’ll have a full as well as also comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity.”
Kimmel has increasingly changed the focus of his nightly monologue onto politics, particularly inside the wake of numerous mass shootings as well as also the birth of his son, William, who turns 1 later which month.
His baby boy was born using a serious heart issue which required multiple surgeries, which led to Kimmel passionately opposing Trump’s multiple healthcare plans in tearful segments on his late night show. Check out the video below to hear more about Kimmel’s political awakening.