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Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for joke amid Sean Hannity Twitter feud

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for joke amid Sean Hannity Twitter feud

The feud began when Hannity took offense to a joke Kimmel made on his show about First Lady Melania Trump.

"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", Kimmel wrote to his 11.4 million followers.

"I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness".

Although Kimmel didn't particularly apologize to Hannity or the primary girl on Sunday, the comic stated he "most actually didn't intend to belittle or upset members of the homosexual neighborhood".

"I'll take Sean Hannity at his phrase that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and nonetheless consider to be a innocent and foolish apart referencing our first girl's accent", Kimmel continued. "Mrs. Trump nearly certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings". He added that he's hopeful that Hannity will "continue his newly-found advocacy for women".

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.

Don't expect this battle to end anytime soon, judging from a tweet he issued shortly after Kimmel's apology.

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With late-night comedy nearly uniformly opposed to President Donald Trump and political talk dominated by conservatives, Kimmel and Hannity were playing to their audiences.

Hannity quickly responded to Kimmel's tweet, explaining he was busy at an event, but promising a "full and comprehensive" response on Monday's show.

The dispute between the television personalities is unusually vitriolic, with Hannity calling Kimmel a "sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo" during his Fox show on Friday.

'I don't take joy in this, but I have just had it with the unrelenting hypocrisy, ' Hannity said. Kimmel defended it as a comedy bit when Hannity asked if he'd be comfortable with his daughter doing that. Then Hannity jumped on the bandwagon, calling the joke "brutal" on his show, going as far as calling the ABC late-night host a "despicable disgrace" and an "ass clown" on the air.

But, once again, many weren't laughing at Kimmel's retorts.

'What you don't seem to realize is that I LOVE this, ' Kimmel wrote on Twitter.


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