Jimmy Kimmel Ends Feud With Hannity, Issues Apology to Melania Trump

Chelsea Handler

Jimmy Kimmel has called for peace via Twitter in his escalating feud with Sean Hannity, though he couldn't resist throwing some shade at the Fox News host while doing it, while Hannity promises a full response on his Monday night show.

"Liberal Jimmy Kimmel, making fun of the first lady of the United States and her involvement in the White House Easter Egg Roll", Hannity said.

In a tweet on Saturday, the Fox News host vowed to continue his attacks on Kimmel until he apologized to the First Lady.

Hannity responded shortly after Kimmel's apology and said a longer statement would be coming soon.

He went on to say that his wife and baby son Billy had received death threats from Hannity's fans.

The two continued trading barbs on social media into the weekend.

Kimmel had come under fire during an Twitter exchange with Hannity in which he encouraged Hannity to "get back on top." "Mrs. Trump almost actually has sufficient to fret about with out getting used as a prop to extend TV scores". "I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize", the host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said in a statement Sunday.




Kimmel, for his part, has not been taking the Hannity onslaught lying down, responding tit-for-tat with him on Twitter - most infamously suggested he was the receptive partner in a relationship with Trump.

"Jimmy, you're a despicable disgrace", Hannity told Kimmel.

Hannity then fired a number of tweets with the hashtag #PervertKimmel and calling Kimmel "Harvey Weinstein Jr.", a response to a "Man Show" segment where Kimmel would ask women to guess what is in his trousers.

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.

This sparked a backlash against Kimmel from the gay community for resorting to immature and homophobic taunts in his Twitter war with Hannity.

Kimmel thanked Hannity for the trip down memory lane but said the idea that Hannity would call anyone a pervert while he was "slobbering over" Donald Trump is, "to quote a fella you love very much, 'sad.'" Trump boasted on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women, and he later apologized.

The Day by day Beast's Ira Madison III additionally wrote that if Kimmel "truly cared about homosexual folks [he] wouldn't resort to clich├ęd jokes" about homosexual intercourse.

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