Kimmel also wrote: "whilst I admit I'd have pleasure with our little forth and back, following some idea, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me contained) does nearly nothing beneficial to anybody, actually, is harmful to our country".
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".
Kimmel and Hannity have been exchanging broadsides for several days, with Hannity blasting Kimmel for poking fun at Melania Trump's accent as she read to children during the White House Easter egg roll.
Jimmy Kimmel tweeted that a snarky apology into Sean Hannity within a Try to finish their Twitter feud.
Kimmel and Hannity had been feuding for more than a week after Kimmel made of the first lady's Slovenian accent, laughing at her pronunciation of "this or that" as "dees and dat".
Hannity, who hosts a nightly opinion program on the Fox News channel, responded by calling Kimmel a "despicable disgrace". I'm the ass clown?!
Ep. 183: Scott Pruitt's Accomplishments at the EPA
Pelosi says Scott Pruitt's tenure has been "part of the Trump administration's culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence". In the interview Wednesday, Pruitt implied he was not involved in those decisions.
On Thursday night, Kimmel played the Hannity clip and then responded to it, claiming he speaks more than the first lady: English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese - wait, does Vegenaise count?
Hannity called Kimmel "Harvey Weinsten Jr". "Mrs. Trump almost actually has sufficient to fret about with out getting used as a prop to extend TV scores".
Both Handler and Kimmel have expressed support for LGBTQ causes throughout their careers, which is perhaps the biggest reason their bottom-referencing jokes have landed with such a thud. Hannity continued his attack on Kimmel by calling him a "sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo" and a "holier-than-thou hypocrite" and also showing another "Man Show" clip of the host in blackface.
The tweets confronted some backlash on Twitter, the place Perez Hilton accused Kimmel of resorting to "lazy humor" and jokes that "persistently use homosexual males as punchlines". The monologue - as Fox viewers traditionally know it - was not aired Monday with Fox News host Katie Pavlich filling in for Hannity that night.
Numerous insults Hannity and Kimmel traded were off-color. "It seems just like you're trying to rescue your show from the very poor ratings mainly because conservatives will not be watching", one particular user wrote.