Sean Hannity half-heartedly accepted Jimmy Kimmel’s half-hearted apology, and it only seems fair. The Fox News host addressed the altercation on Monday and said the host’s words were more toward the LGBTQ community rather than himself, it was a matter of damage control and not a serious repudiation of his prior statements.
Sean said it was like a “forced Disney corporate apology,” and it was up to the viewer to decide if the supposed remorseful words were genuine.
As it was previously reported, Kimmel and Hannity have been fighting during the last week after Jimmy slammed Melania Trump’s accent during his late night television show.
Kimmel mocked the first lady’s mispronunciation of words like “this” and “that,” by saying, “dis,” and “dat.” As you may know, Melania is from Slovenia and has an Eastern European accent.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 8, 2018
Despite Hannity’s lack of faith in Kimmel’s sincerity, the Fox host was willing to put it all aside. He explained that, due to his faith and how he grew up, an apology must always be accepted.
Hannity said, “I do enjoy a good fight, and I do agree with Jimmy in the sense that it’s time to move on.” According to Sean, their heated social media exchange has never been about himself and Kimmel, but rather the never-before-seen “hate and vitriol” directed toward Donald and Melania.
Celebrity Insider reported yesterday that Jimmy had to say sorry following his comments which the LGBTQ community found offensive.
Jimmy implied Hannity and Trump had a homosexual relationship, in a belittling manner. Kimmel said in his apology that he believes his words were harmless but had to apologize for the hurt feelings of those caught in the cross-fire.
Either way, some people on social media aren’t buying the validity of the feud anyway. Some on Twitter claimed the entire ordeal was created purely for ratings because both of their shows are dropping in comparison to other productions on their respective networks.