Sean Hannity Accepts Jimmy Kimmel’s Apology, Calls It a “Forced Disney Corporate” Move
Sean Hannity has accepted Jimmy Kimmel’s apology in regards to their recent Twitter feud.
“I read the apology carefully, [and] a couple of things are pretty clear to me,” he said. “On the surface, I’ll be honest, it seems to be more of a, kind of a, forced Disney corporate apology directed more towards the LGBTQ community rather than about Kimmel’s comments about the First Lady. But honestly, that’s ultimately up to you to decide here.”
Despite his skepticism, Hannity agreed to bury the hatchet.
“I believe everyone should accept apologies. That’s how I was raised. That’s what my religion teaches me, and I’m gonna assume he’s sincere,” he said. “But, from my perspective, I really do kind of enjoy a good fight and I do agree with Jimmy in the sense it’s time to move on.”
Hannity also invited Kimmel to come on his show and talk politics.
“You want to come on this show, I’ll promise no name calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight,” he said. “You want to have a serious discussion, we can talk about the president, his policies, health care, comedy, political correctness, ending boycotts…My bet is you’ll actually agree with me on a lot more issues than you think.”
While he said the feud was “over with Jimmy Kimmel,” he ended the topic by addressing the late-night host directly.
“By the way, Jimmy, if you do want to start up again, I promise I’ll punch back even harder,” he said. “And my producers spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights or lowlights in your career. They don’t make you look too good.”
Kimmel tweeted his apology for the exchange on Sunday.
“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,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said via a statement. “Even in 2018, 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 some thought. I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness.”