Jimmy Kimmel Tries to End Feud With Sean Hannity; Apologizes For Joke
Calling his impression of the first lady a "silly aside," Kimmel said he was wrong to target her.
Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday said he wanted the feud between himself and Sean Hannity to end. He also apologized for anyone offended during their back-and-forth, which started after he joked about Melania Trump.
The ABC late-night host said it was "fun" to exchange jabs with the Fox News host, but ultimately, it was doing more harm than good, calling the building animosity between the men and their fans "harmful to our country."
The two went after one another on their shows and over social media after Kimmel last week mocked the first lady reading a children’s book to kids at the White House Easter Egg Hunt.
Hannity blasted Kimmel, saying he went too far.
"The first lady of the United States is not going to get into a feud with a late-night, low-rated talk show host like Jimmy Kimmel," the political commentator said. "She can't. If she does, it's not going to end well for her. So, he knows he has a free, open target."
Calling his impression of the first lady a "silly aside," Kimmel said he was wrong to target her for a joke.
"Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings," he wrote.
Hannity said via Twitter he was aware of Kimmel's statement and he would address it on his Monday 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