Jimmy Kimmel tried to end his feud with Sean Hannity Sunday. The media giants traded barbs last week after Kimmel mocked first lady Melania Trump.
“While I admit I did have fun with our back and forth, after some thought, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country,” Kimmel wrote on Twitter.
“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 thought… I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness.”
Kimmel and Hannity are both dominating in their spheres. Their spat raised the profile of both. Kimmel was probably being genuine when he made fun of Melania, but it’s not clear that his apology means anything.
Hannity said he planned to address Kimmel’s latest words during the Monday night episode of his 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,” he tweeted.
Kimmel has made a name for himself saying inflammatory things. He’s part of a group of Hollywood liberals who bash President Trump whenever they get a chance.
Attacking Melania because of her accent, however, was a low blow. Liberals fall all over themselves to talk about how much they love illegal immigrants, yet the first lady gets made fun of because she’s from Eastern Europe.
“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,” Kimmel said.
(Source: New York Post)