After creating some beef between him and Fox News correspondent Sean Hannity over a Melania Trump joke, Jimmy Kimmel took to social media to apologize. It looks like the late-night host has had enough of their Twitter feud.
‘While I admit I did have fun with our back and forth, after some thought, I realize the level of vitriol from all sides (mine included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country,’ Kimmel tweeted.
Hannity saw the official statement soon enough and said he would respond to the white flag from Kimmel on his Monday night show.
Just had this pop up. I am at a tournament with my daughter. I’ll have a full and comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity. 9 EST FOX. pic.twitter.com/JLdZDa07BI
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 8, 2018
Unfortunately for Kimmel, his ‘fun’ week-long feud with Hannity caused some social media users to attack both his wife, and 11-month-old baby boy.
‘Even in 2018, the vile attacks against my wife and wishes for death on my infant son are shocking and I encourage those who made them to give their words and actions some thought. I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness,’ Kimmel said.
As you may be aware, the beef started when Kimmel featured a video of the First Lady reading to kids at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
The late-night host made fun of Melania’s accent, something Hannity, who had also criticized the previous First Lady Michelle Obama for years, was not a fan of.
The Fox TV personality attacked Kimmel over his mocking of the ‘innocent woman’ and promised to call him out for as long as it took Kimmel to issue an official apology to Donald Trump’s wife.
‘I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady’s accent. Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings,’ Kimmel went on in his statement.
Check out the lengthy apology letter here:
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 8, 2018
Their Twitter feud went on for days, time during which Hannity went as far as to compare Kimmel to Harvey Weinstein because of a 15 years old sketch that featured Kimmel asking consenting women to guess what he’d stuffed in his pants.
It is safe to say that this was not only unfair to the late-night show host but even more so to the victims of the Hollywood producer.