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Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for war of words with Fox News' Sean Hannity

After a weekend filled with back and forth tweets between ABC's Jimmy Kimmel and Fox News host Sean Hannity, Kimmel is waving the white flag. 

The two went back and forth over simple sketches and comedic routine Kimmel had incorporated in his show. 

At times, Hannity even went as far as to call Kimmel "Harvey Weinstein Jr." 

Finally, Kimmel sent out a statement vowing an end to the back and forth between himself and Hannity. 

"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. 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 thought. I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness. 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. I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady’s accent. Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings. 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." – Jimmy Kimmel

Hannity states he will continue his bashing of Kimmel until he extends an apology to First Lady Melania Trump. 

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