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.
“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 tweeted.
Of his own words which were interpreted as homophobic by many online, Kimmel further added, “By lampooning Sean Hannity’s deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize.”
Even as he was apologizing and calling for an end to the “vitriol” — which has grown to include attacks and death wishes for his wife and child — Kimmel couldn’t help slipping in a few not-so-veiled jabs at Hannity. “I am hopeful that Sean Hannity will learn from this too and continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies and that he will triumph in his heroic battle against sexual harassment and perversion.”
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.